The Alphabet Prayer

The Alphabet Prayer Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged with man. Now the story goes… A little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning and he heard the bells of the church ringing. And watching the people walk along the pasture where he was, he happened to […]

Keep your Fork

Keep your fork! There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things ‘in order,’ she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes. She told him […]

Sir John Barrow

Sir John Barrow 1764-1848 From his humble beginnings in Ulverston, Sir John Barrow, naval administrator and traveller, went on to become the Second Secretary to the Admiralty charged with the running the British Navy. Here is the story of Ulverston’s most famous son. From Dragley Beck to China The son of a local tanner, Sir […]

Stan Laurel

One of the world’s best known and loved comedians Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born 16th June 1890 in Ulverston north of the Sands which was until 1974 in the county of Lancashire. In 1910 he emigrated to America and is best known for his antics with his partner Oliver Hardy who he met in the […]

Joe Helps

He was driving home one evening, on a two-lane country road. Work in this small Midwestern community, was almost as slow as his beat-up Pontiac. But he never quit looking. Ever since the factory closed, he’d been unemployed, and with winter raging on, the chill had finally hit home. It was a lonely road. Not […]