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October 27, 2011

Ulverston Cumbria

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:34 pm

Ulverston Cumbria – A small market town located at the heart of the Furness peninsula in Cumbria, United Kingdom, Ulverston has a population of around 11,500. A market town since the late 13th century, Ulverston later developed into a thriving maritime community after the construction of a deepwater canal which linked it to the open sea. Famous as the birthplace of black and white film star Stan Laurel (Laurel and Hardy), and also as the location of the Hoad Monument, Ulverston is a charming and largely unspoilt town with a maze of cobbled streets and alleys. The parish church of Ulverston (St Mary’s) is the oldest structure in the town and dates from Norman times, with sections surviving from the early 12th century.

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