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It began with a Tweet. @landhmuseum An interesting lot at auction. I have viewed these and the signatures are very feint. autographauctions.co.uk/bidcat/detail.… — Robert Clay (@RobertClay62) May 29, 2013 It certainly was an interesting lot, after viewing the item it … Continue reading
The Sons of the Desert is an international society aiming to celebrate and preserve the memory of Laurel and Hardy. We take our title from the 1933 film of the same name. Stan Laurel was uncomfortable with the idea of … Continue reading
For more than 30 years, and over three generations, the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Ulverston has celebrated the lives and careers of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in a very modest way. We think it’s time to change that, … Continue reading
On the 2nd Of October 1912 the Stan Jefferson sailed from Southampton as an actor in the Fred Karno touring company. Karno was a well known theatre impresario of the time, his theatre groups travelling the whole of the U.K. with … Continue reading
On August the 27th 1887 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, James Henderson Finlayson was born. James “Jimmy” Finlayson arrived in America as part of a repertory company at the age of 24, having been an apprentice panel beater. In his early … Continue reading
As we’ve mentioned, Ulverston is a vibrant town with many festivals throughout the year. The next big event is the Dickensian Festival.
Our little town of Ulverston has more to offer than Laurel and Hardy, many people work hard to arrange events and festivals throughout the year. We have a large carnival in July with a parade of floats, dancing girls, bands … Continue reading
Well, what an exciting few days we’ve had at the Museum!
Welcome to our new blog, in it you’ll find terrible spelling, incomplete sentences, awful grammer and an inconsistant writing style. We’re going to cover a range of topics related to Laurel and Hardy. We’ll be talking about the museum, the … Continue reading