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Ralph Spours - The Estate Agents
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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........
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

TUESDAY 29th July 2014.

Todays thoughts : And some more.


Go on Youtube and search  Ulverston Carnival Stocks 2014.

We raised 2950.00 in under 30 minutes!


Heart of Ulverston Awards 2014.

Have you considered nominating someone/group for one of these prestigious awards?

The categories are as follows; Citizen of the year.  Community Group/Project.  Teacher.  Sports Volunteer.  Parent/Guardian.  Lifetime Achievement Award. Young Citizen of the Year.  Carer.  Courage Award.  Environmental Award.  Employee of the Year.

Nomination Forms are available in my office or I can send one to you via email.

Why not do it?




Wednesday 30th  

Ulverston and North Lonsdale Agricultural Show at Urswick Recreation Hall Fields


Wednesday 6th August;  Cartmel Show.  Cartmel Racecourse.

25th July till 9th August.  Summer Buddhist Festival.  Manjushri Institute.  Ulverston.


4th - 6th September;  Camra Charter Beer Festival.

6th - 13th September;  Ulverston Charter Festival.

Friday 13th September;  The Fabulous Ulverston Lantern Procession.

27th September;  Ulverston Apple Day  ( New Festival )


Wednesday 15th October;  23rd Ulverston Festival of Fashion.  Coronation Hall.

17th October;  British Legion Festival of Dance.    Coronation Hall. 


Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November;  The Incredible Ulverston Dickensian Festival



MONDAY 29th July.

A change in the weather with a little bit of rain and cloud and then some glorious sunshine.   People for years to come will recall the wonderful summer of 2014. Plenty to do again  and enjoyed my day very much.    The scaffolding is all up at the former STABLES FURNITURE SHOP at the foot of Soutergate and Church Walk.  That looks like an expensive job.  I had a job at 5.45 and it looks very promising.  Home then and a very nice tea on the Poop Deck whilst listening to the radio.   Later I went for a walk down Canal Foot.  The bay looked as wonderful as I have ever seen it.  Quite a few out enjoying the evening sunshine.   Home then and  watched a bit of tv before calling it a day.

SUNDAY 27th July.

Up bright and early and followed my usual Sunday Morning Routine and on my way to the Cumbria Steam gathering by 10.30.  It is a massive show and I love it.   It costs 14 to get in  ( 12 Concessions ) and there were thousands there.  There was  plenty to look at and to admire,  cars,  bikes,  tractors,  commercials,  machinery,  exhibitions, fairground etc etc.  Certainly something for everyone.  That was to say nothing about the vas range of stalls selling everything you can imagine including junk by the ton.  The weather was near perfect,  no rain until around 5 by which time the show was effectively over.  There was a great disappointment.  NO Wall of Death and NO  Rolls Royce Merlin Engines.  Disaster!     I joined my friends for Cocktails @ 5 and had a very pleasant evening.  The end of a lovely weekend.

SATURDAY 26th July.

A gloriously sunny day.  What wonderful weather this summer.  Certainly a summer that will go down in history.  Got on well and had plenty to do.  Had a nice wander around the town meeting up with  lots of nice folk and enjoying a chat. Popped into Corals to see the lads and watched  a couple of the races. Managed to find one winner and three seconds with my selections. I met up with Willy and Sue,  Helen and John and Derek before getting a taxi down to the Spiders Web House in Abbey Road to attend Vals Birthday Bash.  A fabulous night with good weather, excellent food,  copious amounts of various coloured liquids and a wonderful crowd of lovely folk.  Val and Bryn are superb hosts.     Sue and Jim gave me a lift back to Ulverston then straight home and off to bobos.

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

I am proud to be


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What the Cumbrian skies bring us today :
A little drizzle early this morning but now it is beautifully bright and sunny. Yippee!

TUESDAY 29th July 2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : TUESDAY 29th July 2014.



1.55.  Sennockian Star (e/w) 2.30.  Beacon ( Nap) 3.05.  Gregorian.  3.40.  Havana Cooler.    4.15.  Dark Profit.  4.50.  Bountybeamadam5.20.  Waseem Faris ( e/w).

Good Luck!  And be CAREFUL with your betting.  It is for FUN!

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!