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My father, a wise old man, always used to say; .... "If you are asked to make but one toast to any man, toast him this........


All the money in the world is no substitute" . Quite true then! ... and ... Quite true now!

I'm a firm believer that ... "It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice!" ... and take pride in bringing this philosophy into all that I and we do at Ralph Spours Estate Agent.

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Life and living in Ulverston, the Lake District Peninsulars and South Cumbria

FRIDAY 23rd September 2016

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An Evening of Classics with the Westmorland Orchestra

Sunday 2nd October 2016. 19.30 – 22.00

At the Coronation Hall, County Square, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7LZ.

Tickets are £10 per person / £2 under 16’s

Box Office 01229 587140


An evening full of light and tuneful music, starting with the Overture to Hansel and Gretel and finishing with a selection of cheerful Viennese numbers.
The Westmorland Orchestra has just celebrated its 70th season and this concert is their first “out-of-town” venture for 40 years! A brilliant collaboration with the Rotary Clubs of Furness, offering an evening of music to raise funds for the Charities supported by Rotary.
Also on the list are two pieces for violin and orchestra, with our Leader, Pam Redman - a resident of Ulverston, as soloist.
Tickets are £10 each
Concession for under 16s at £2 each
Tickets can be purchased from the Coronation Hall Box Office: 01229 587140 or from the website at:
We look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful evening.


Ford Park "Apple Day"

SATURDAY 1st October till 31st October

Ulverston Canal Anchor Festival


Dickensian Christmas Festival


Canal Illuminated Brolly Parade


Ralph's Blog

THURSDAY 22nd September

A beautiful morning.  Clear skies and plenty sunshine.  And it's Market Day in Ulverston with lots of good folk around soaking up the atmosphere.  James Farrow called in  to bring me some posters and to bring me up to date with Lakes Got Talent 2017 of which I am a Main Sponsor.  Everything is going extremely well and he has booked in a  mass of auditions already.  Clearly it is going to be another rip-roaring success and I'm delighted to be  part of it.  James is such an enthusiastic type and has some great ideas.  The Quiz was great fun with 17 teams  enjoying it all.  The Rollover ( £143 ) was NOT WON.  Guy answered "1962" whilst the correct answer was 1968.  Oooooh!

WEDNESDAY 21st September

It's my beautiful Grand-daughter MARISSA's Birthday today! Happy Birthday Marissa!   Had another excellent day particularly so as Helen is back from her lovely holiday's in Crete.  Brown as a berry of course!  She and David have very obviously had a super time.  Managed to catch up with all that has gone on during her absence.  I took the afternoon off and had a bit of business to attend to in Barrow so I decided to have lunch out.  Good idea.  Called at The Ship at Holbeck but just too late and the kitchen was closed.  So I went over to Roa Island and enjoyed a really substantial and very tasty lunch at The Bosun's Locker.  Yo be recommended!  Met up with J,P, and D at 9 in The Sun,  managing to shelter form the downpour.  Wow!  What a storm!  Moved on to the Capitola where Ken and Bob were providing the musical entertainment and had the last "half" in the H&A.  A nice evening.

TUESDAY 20th September

It's the birthday of my Grandson JACK GARDNER! Happy Birthday Jack! Had a very good day out at Haverthwaite then across to Broughton.  Nice properties!   I got in my change one of the new "plastic" £5 notes.  They do feel strange and they are extremely tough.  I even suppose that they are even washable?  Met up with A and D in the Little Kings for a TTT and then home and watched a bit of tv including "National Treasure" with Robbie Coltrane.  Very involved. 

MONDAY 19th September

A lovely sunny day!  Again!  But sadly the nights really are drawing in and "the back end" is soon to be upon us.  Lots of trees have already started to shed some  leaves as the temperatures fall.  But a glorious season for us to enjoy as the "Autumn Colours" are a true delight.  Seeing the trees  from one of the Windermere Steamers is a photographers dream.  Magnificent shades of red and gold.  Wonderful.   Had a good day at work then went to Clare's for a very nice tea before setting off for Town Council where I  was allowed to make a request of the  Council and they AGREED 11-1 so I came away a very happy bunny.  I watched UC which was down to a DRAW and the decision was down to one final "starter".  Ooooh!  What a match.   And afterwards I persevered and watched what I think must be one of the worst films I have ever sat through.  Guns and screeching car tyres,  guns and gore.  What rubbish!

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Another lovely sunny day though getting cooler and cooler.

FRIDAY 23rd September, 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :FRIDAY 23rd September 2016

NONE for today


Only ONE winner from 3 selections.  Sorry!

Good Luck!

WOW!!!  Harbour Law triumphed at a price of 33/1 and I had a "lump" on it!!  Picked up a nice pile of £20's. Bingo!

 Hope you followed my example?


Good Luck and only put on what you are prepared to LOSE!

Remember, when the fun stops, STOP!

Good Luck and be Cautious!  Enjoy racing!

Remember what I have always said.  It is all just for a bit of fun. 




Remember that if you win, that the Bookie is just LENDING you the dosh!  HE WILL GET IT BACK!

Remember to only bet what you can afford to lose, as its all just for a bit of fun.  The Bookies win in the end!  

If you win,  it is only ON LOAN to you from the bookies.  THEY WILL GET IT BACK!

Have you ever wondered how bookies  have wives dripping in gold jewellery, manage to live in classy houses and drive flashy cars?  Just think about it for a moment or two.  You will soon figure it out!

Good Luck!