AFTER 16 years one of the most recognisable traders in a town has decided to sell up to spend more time with his family.

For generations of Ulverstonians The Kiosk, in Victoria Road, has long been a fixer in their daily life.

After almost two decades owner Peter Ridge, 59, is now looking to sell and to find a career with more forgiving hours.

He said: “It is quite a tiring business, it has quite long hours and now I feel that I’ve done my stint here. Sixteen years is a long time to spend on your feet. It’s now time for me to move on and let someone younger have a bash.”

It has gone on the market for £114, 950,but, Mr Ridge will carry on until a buyer has been found.

And one of the owner’s fonder recollections centres around a tourist and his love for a sandwich.

He said: “For years and years the Buddhist temple has had two big events each year. A guy from America always comes to both events, he flies into Manchester and then gets the train to Ulverston. And he always walks to my Kiosk, and always gets a cheese and tomato toastie without fail. That is the one memory that sticks in my head from all these years."