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........


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 ..

View properties anytime, anywhere with our new responsive website

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

SATURDAY 25th February 2017

Todays thoughts : Carpe Diem!

If you want to know  


about Ulverston

log onto;



FRIDAY 24th February.

A gloriously sunny day with clear skies!  What a  change from yesterday?  Had an excellent day including a trip up the lakes to Backbarrow and Coniston.  The views were wonderful and the Daffodils along the Foot of Hoad are bursting through.  Has Spring really arrived?  Snow was "on the tops" making a beautiful picture.  What a lovely part of the world to live.  I am so lucky.  The Traffic Lights at the Quebec St/ A590 junction are now operational!  Lets see how well they work.

THURSDAY 23rd February.

"Doris" is here,  but Ulverston has escaped  very largely with just a bit of wind and a few showers.  Everywhere else seems to have had howling gales and flooding!  Snow on the higher ground.  But Ulverston,  as always,  shines through.  It's  the day of two important by-elections,  one in Copeland and the other in Stoke.  It's going to be very interesting to see the results.  The Quiz was great with 17 teams battling it out.  Had a good Round on James Bond Theme Tunes and the teams had to  say who SANG the song.  The Rollover ( £180.75) was NOT WON so it will be around £200 cool smackers next week.

WEDNESDAY 22nd  February.

It's my daughter Clare's Birthday today and she is at the Taj Mahal in India.  How romantic is that?  Perfect timing.  Had a good day again and quite enjoyed myself.  The traffic congestion at Lindal is still ongoing and so the lanes are like a racetrack.  And with a little bit of dampness and the usual  scatterings of mud and other debris it's a recipe for disaster.  Already there have been a couple of collisions and,  no doubt,  some near escapes too!  I made myself a tasty lamb chop dinner before attending a crowded meeting at the Buccleuh Hall in Lindal concerning the proposed Cement Batching Plant on the old rail-sidings.  There is a very strong feeling that the Application should be refused and everyone is encouraged to write to SLDC and toe Highways England to voice their concerns.  Met up with Derek, Peter, Pete and Jim in The Sun before going to the Capitola where Billy Scott was performing.  Great stuff!

TUESDAY 21st February

A really lovely sunny and bright spring-like morning which then deteriorated rapidly to a wet and grimy afternoon! Storm  "Doris" is on it's way crossing the Atlantic and is expected here by Thursday.  Lots of Daffs are shining through  making everywhere  look nicer.  Have you ever noticed the Daffs in Abbey Road,  Barrow near to Abbey House?  One side of the road ALWAYS blooms  before the other side.  Just check and see for yourself.  I met up with A and D for a TTT in the Little Kings and then home for a late tea.    I was entranced with the programme on tv about Windsor Castle.  What a magnificent place that is.  I regularly go to Windsor whenever I visit Lisa and I have had a tour of the castle and St George's Chapel.  Wonderful.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Very wet. Heavy rain for the entire weekend.

SATURDAY 25th February, 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :SATURDAY 25th February 2017


KEMPTON PARK;  1.50.  Charlie Parcs.  2.25.  Frodon.  3.00.  Capitaine.  3.35.  Cocktails at Dawn ( e/w).  4.10.  Full Shift.  4.45.  Champ.


St Leger 2016.

Click on and be amazed. Watch my selection triumph!


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!