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Ralph Spours - The Estate Agents
Welcome one and all - I am pleased to offer an obligation free, and above all personal service to each of my valued customers.

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........
Ralph Spours

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.

I look forward to meeting you ..
A blog on daily Cumbrian Life by Ralph Spours

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


Todays thoughts : A wet weekend.


Go on Youtube and search 

Ulverston Carnival Stocks 2014

and see how we managed to raise 2950.00 in under 30 minutes!

Admire just how generous the folk of Ulverston are!



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FRIDAY 27th March 2015.

Helen is back from her hols in Gran Canaria!  She is looking very well indeed with a nice "colour" to her cheeks. It's lovely to have her back.   She has come back to some pretty gruesome weather though.  She and David have had a great time by all accounts and well deserved too.  Lisa telephoned to say she was off to San Francisco and her flight back is an inaugural flight of a brand new A380!  Ooooh! How lovely is that?  Amber is back from her school trip to Madrid.  When I was at school in South Shields our school trip was a boat ride up the river Tyne.  How times have changed? But, then again, it as a LONG time ago.  I was delighted to hear that the BID (Business Improvement District) has been approved with 70% voting in favour.  This may well be the highest performance by any BID proposal in the country!  Ulverston do it again.  The money raised will be used EXCLUSIVELY on improvements to the town.  Brilliant!

THURSDAY 26th March 2015.

Big decisions were taken today by the Planning Committee in Kendal.  The Application for the development of the Brewery Site in Ulverston to become a Supermarket was APPROVED with a vote of 14 - 1.  It has been a much talked about subject for the last couple of years and caused some division too with a campaign by the KUS ( Keep Ulverston Special ) group campaigning strongly against the development.  Some wit have suggested that KUS stood for Keep Ulverston Stagnant.    They succeeded in forcing a Judicial Review and hence the Application had to be considered again and this time the Council will follow the correct protocol to the letter.  The other decision taken was for the sale of a portion of Ford Park to create 8 houses the money therefore generated would help clear the 750,000 debt that the Group has.  The matter was considered by the Committee and APPROVED unanimously.  Once again it has caused much talk in the town and a mixture of opinion.

WEDNESDAY 25th March 2015.

Another very lovely spring day.  Abundant sunshine for all to enjoy.  Had a good day and things are going ok.  There is a big upset with Top Gear as Jeremy Clarkson  has been fired and the suggested replacement is Chris Evans?  What do you think of all that then?  It's decision day on Thursday as the SLDC Planning Committee are considering 2 important matters concerning Ulverston. The Brewery Site for a Supermarket and the construction of 8 houses at Ford Park.  Both matters have stirred up strong feelings in town with the townsfolk and Ulverston Council.  So the outcome of these Planning Applications will be eagerly awaited.  The former Smith and  Harrison shop in King Street is now occupied by LMB DESIGN and it looks marvellous. So pop in and see for yourself what they have on offer.  I went out to The Rose for Music Night where Trickle Charge were playing as excellently as ever.  There was a good crowd in celebrating Helen's birthday.  Rather like the "good old days" seeing some very lovely friends. 

Another day in the, very full, and exciting,  life of a Lake District  Market -Town Estate Agent.

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What the Cumbrian skies bring us today :
A very rainy morning that will persist throughout the day and worsen on Sunday.

SATURDAY 28th March 2015. , 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : SATURDAY 28th March 2015.


KEMPTON;  2.15.  Romsdal.    4.00.  Goldwill  

DONCASTER;   2.00.  Tullius.    3.45.  Mange All   4.20.  King of Normandy.

UTTOXETER;    1.35.  Peggy Do.    2.45.  Little Jon.

Good Luck!  And bet sensibly!

The Bookies will win eventually!  Look what happened to Annie Power at Cheltenham!  Odds on favourite ( 1/2 ).  Couldn't lose!  5 lengths ahead of the field and FELL at the last! The Bookies  went home with "Bulging Satchels" and that was only the First Day of 4. If you are lucky enough to win,  just remember 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!