We visit Ulverston about twice a year and have done for the last 30 years to visit my wife’s parents and other family.
The China shop had a 75% off sale today as the owner is retiring at the end of 2014. Somebody said “It is a shame to loose shops like this.”
Ulverston is not immune to closed shops: the old Stead and Simpson shoe shop has been vacant for years, and currently has a nativity scene in the window. But Ulverston still has a large number of interesting independent shops.
Ulverston still has a fruit and veg shop.
and a butcher with cooked meat and pies one side and fresh meat the other. There is also a permanent butcher and fruit and veg stall in the Market Hall.
The best fish and chips in town come from the Chippy Bank.
The equivalent of the Pound Shop is full of mostly useful things. We were asked to get toilet paper, and Yorkshire Tea from there, and I got some gloves – having lost mine.