Ulverston Memories

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Jacksons toy shop -top of town - kiddie heaven

Fantastic picture. This isn't a memory, more of a request. 19 King Street is listed on the 1891 census with MARY FLETCHER, her occupation is lady's outfitter and fancy goods dealer(dress). Is that in this picture? Or which side of this road would it have been on? Others in the road at the same time: 11, tobacconist - (...Read full memory)

Lived in Soutergate, no 50 with my nan, Aggie Gardener and grandad, Hurbert. Went to Church Walk & Victoria schools. I remember well Richy Gelder (smithy), Mr Powell the cobbler, the folk at the old friends, good old Cissy Wilkinson, milk cow shed back of Bugle. Mill dam, fishing with bangers. The Coop was next door to (...Read full memory)

...Birkett family store...my first time to see picture...thank you...

The thin half of the world's greatest movie comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, was born in Foundry Cottages, Ulverston, now Argyle St., in 1890. He was born and lived in his grandparents' home until the age of 6. His grandfather, George Metcalfe, ran the shoemender's shop in Newlands Bottom, which fascinated the little (...Read full memory)

I play bowls at Ulverston Cons the wall and the house behind have never changed think the bowling green was opened in 1911 before that it was a market garden the dividing wall is still there and a house is on the other side of the dividing wall.

Ulverston is a very special place to me, my father was born in nearby Marton in 1906, and I do know from the 1911 census, that he was 4 years old then, he had 3 sisters and one brother, who was called Frank, and very sadly, Frank died in his 40's due to an accident in a quarry were he was working. My dad was living at (...Read full memory)

I used to gallop round the park with a petticoat on my head, pretending to be a horse!! Loved watching the ladies and gents when they played crown green bowling... Such a beautiful park, that was maintained to the highest standard. Fond memories of playing here.

My memory relates to the Gas Lamp which formerly stood in the centre of County Square in Ulverston. It was erected in front of the County Hotel which stood on what is now the site of the Coronation Hall.I understand that the Council first sought approval of the Manager of the Hotel as to the design of the Gas (...Read full memory)

Worked at J P Jacksons Butchers as a messenger boy. Good old days, great town and still is.