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Welcome to my new 2013 website which I hope you find both informative and easy to operate.

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

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WEDNESDAY 23rd April 2014.

Todays thoughts : Happiness and joy?

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What is on, in and around, Ulverston


SATURDAY 26th April

In the Market Place at (about) 12.00 the St George's Day Annual Pageant

Bring the kids to see the evil Baron Hardup and his two despicable henchmen,  Snot and Bogie,  capture the Damsel and roughly tie her to the stake for sacrifice to the fire-breathing  Dragon.  Then cheer as the gallant St George rides up on his white charger,  have a dramatic and time-taking,  battle with Snot and Bogie,  and then slay the  Dragon and rescue the beautiful Damsel in distress,  and ride off with her on his white charger!

All great fun!

There will be other attractions too,  including Punch and Judy, Face-painting  and Stalls.


At The Coro

26th; Northern Soul/Motown Night.

27th; English Lakes Classic Bodybuilding


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Ralph's Blog.

23rd April; 

St George's Day!  Patron Saint of England!


The Birthday AND the Anniversary of the Death of William Shakespeare!

TUESDAY 22nd April

Back at work after a very pleasant and enjoyable Easter Holiday Weekend.   A sharp change in the weather which emphasises just how fortunate we were over the weekend!  Plenty to get on with and I enjoyed myself.  Sandra and Kevin have moved their Barber Shop to have major renovations and improvements carried out to their premises.  They've only moved across the street so it will be easy for their "regulars" to find the new place.  Busy till 7.30 and then home to a truly delicious evening meal prepared by my own hands.  Mmmmm!  The Chairman of Ulverston Society of Artists called in to see me and presented me with a lovely picture that I had won in their Exhibition Raffle!  How lovely was that?  Watched the second episode of Jamaica Inn.  Can't wait for the concluding part on Wednesday evening!  I must report  that an old friend of mine  has passed away aged 75,  Bill Springthorpe of Campfield Road. He was a smashing bloke,  originally from Wales and still proudly held his accent.  Worked for years at Kimberly Clarke in Barrow and he, together with his lovely wife Barbara,  were stalwarts of the local Amateur Dramatics.  A great bloke who will be very sadly missed.  the Funeral is at the Methodist Church on Friday at 1pm.   R.I.P.  Bill Springthorpe.

MONDAY 21st April.

A glorious morning. Clear shies and bright sunshine.  Up, breakfast a LDSB and up for a ride-out on the Bandit.  BAD IDEA.  The roads were jam packed.  there had been an incident at Newby Bridge and the traffic was backed up as far as Greenodd.  I managed to get through a bit easier than the cars of course,  but then at the foot of Lindale there was further congestion.  Packed solid it was.  That seemed as if it was going to be the programme for the remainder of the day so I decided on a quick turnabout and came back home and spent the rest of the day in the privacy and quiet of my lovely Poop Deck,  enjoying the sunshine and some fabulous music. I stayed in for the evening preparing to get back to work in the morning.  A nice weekend.

SUNDAY 20th April.

A lovely sunny morning so I enjoyed my breakfast on the Poop Deck and planning to get out on the Suzuki Bandit in the afternoon.  Bad plan!  The weather deteriorated and so that put paid to my plans. Just pottered around and met up for Cocktails @ 5 and had a nice evening out as it was "Super Sunday".

SATURDAY 19th April

A change in the weather.  Dry but distinctly cooler. Whizzed around town to do my shopping then off to Whittington Races at Kirkby Lonsdale.  A lovely day out and there was a huge crowd.  The Vale of Lune Huntsmen were there of course and they looked splendid wearing their "pink" jackets and with 30 or 40 hounds at heel.  All terribly "English".  The racing was very good despite me not being able to find a winner!

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

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To help enrich your day,  I try to include  much more information than you might normally expect on an Estate Agent's website. This is for you to digest and enjoy.   If you have an idea you think I should adopt, and would  make my website even better, then please, do get in touch by sending an eMail to;   NOW!

What the Cumbrian skies bring us today :
A pleasant morning, quite mild. Some sun and a couple of isolated showers expected.

WEDNESDAY 23rd April 2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : WEDNESDAY 23rd April 2014.


CATTERICK;  3.05.Polar Eyes. 3.40. Showboating.  4.15.  Romantic Bliss.

Please remember to only bet what you can afford to lose, as its all just for a bit of fun.  

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!