Ulverston, Cumbria, July 2014

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Some lettering examples from Ulverston, Cumbria. The train journey across Morecambe Bay from Arnside is probably one of the most beautiful 3 minutes of travel you’re ever likely to have on a sunny day.

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3 thoughts on “Ulverston, Cumbria, July 2014

    1. Yes, remarkable that it’s not been long since removed. I also particularly liked the signage near to this (corner of King Street and Market Street) that includes the words DRUG WAREHOUSE in a fine slab serif. Not a source of illicit narcotics, but J.N. Murray’s pharmacy (the full sign reads PATENT MEDICINES TEA OIL…DRUG WAREHOUSE.). I’ve so far be unable to find anything about ‘Abbey Sauce’, though admittedly, that was only using a Google search. If anyone knows anything about it or the building the sign is on, I’d be very interested to incorporate it into the blog. Ulverston is currently hosting its folk festival and it has an annual ‘Printfest’ festival of original print and fine art in May, which is excellent. It’s also the home town of Stan Laurel (of Laurel and Hardy), and there is a museum dedicated to him there. If for nothing else, Ulverston should be given a civic award for having produced such a genius.


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