Ulverston, Market Place 1912

Memories of Ulverston


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)

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)

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)

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