Ulverston, Post Office And Coronation Hall 1918

Memories of Ulverston


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.

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)

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)

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)

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