Ever since humans evolved, over the last hundreds of thousands of years, face to face, physical presence has been the way we have communicated. Now in the only the last hundred years our technology has robbed us of this emotionally rich way of living together. First the telephone, then television, now by the computer : the use of email and more recently Facebook.
We in Ulverston, because of our limited size of some 12,000 people, can get to know people so easily.
We have the great advantage over large towns things like Market day when chatting groups of two and three down the street are so common. Our schools enable parents to first get to first get to know each other. Many walk with their children, meeting up with other parents on the way. Then those close to small parks like Mill Dam Park develop their contacts into the rich friendships that many of us enjoy.
We have something special here in Ulverston: lets keep it that way.