A GROUP of pictures showing a traditional business in Market Street emerged from a talk on shopping at Ulverston.

The talk by Bill Myers was part of the Saturday history series held by the Friends of the Coronation Hall.

The last talk in the series is from 12.30pm this Saturday, April 23, on the theme of St George. 

Among those at the event was John Baumber, whose family had a shop at 60 Market Street - which sold mainly sweets, chocolate, biscuits and later ice cream.

It is thought to have been the only shop in Ulverston selling cake decorations. 

Mr Baumber writes: "My Grandmother, Annie Mary Hinde - originally from Coniston - had the shop first and then my mother Doris Baumber took over when my grandmother retired.

"Easton's bakery bought the shop when my mother retired and it has changed hands quite a lot since."

One of the pictures was taken on Ulverston parade day in 1952.

It shows Margaret Youdell, from Oxen Park in the left side upstrairs window.

She was one of my Mrs Hinde's six sisters and one brother.

In the right window was Mr Baumbe with his father and mother, William and Doris Baumber.

Around that time, Harold Benson at 58 Market Street had the butchers shop and Eunice Woodburn, at 56, had the tobacconists.

Next door - but not in the picture - was Tom and Mabel Osborne's at 62.

This was an electrical shop which was probably the first to sell televisions in Ulverston. 

At 64 was Newby's wallpaper shop and at 66 Sammy Hodgson's Newspaper shop. 

Another picture shows the inside of the shop with Carrs of Carlisle biscuits in glass-topped tins and cake decorations in a tall glass cabinet. 

There is also a picture of a Mars chocolate window display for a competition.

The final Saturday talk is by Dr Sam Riches the academic co-ordinator of the Regional heritage Centre, part of the history department at Lancaster University.

It is being held in the main hall at the Coronation Hall, Ulverston.

She will begin to unravel the long and complex story behind the origins of England's patron saint.

She is the author of St George: Hero, Martyr and Myth which explores the extraordinary wealth of myths and legends, art and inspiration that has grown up around this obscure fourth-century Christian martyr.

Tickets cost £5, or £4 for Friends of the Coro, and can be bought on the door.