Laurel and Hardy Museum Blog

Dickinson’s Real Deal

Last October I received an email from the producers of Dickinson’s Real Deal (for those of you outside the U.K. you can watch a short clip here) asking if we’d like to be involved in a show they were filming … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Holland returns to the Laurel and Hardy Museum

Exciting news! We have our first evening performance at the new museum. Following on from our successful event on Ulverston’s Carnival Day earlier in the year (always the first Saturday in July if you’d like to join us next time), … Continue reading

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The saga of Stan’s shoes.

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

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How to start a ‘Tent’ in the Sons of the Desert

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

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The future of the museum.

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

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The Oceanic

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

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James Finlayson

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

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Stan Laurel was born in Bishop Aukland?

Well, what an exciting few days we’ve had at the Museum!

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Welcome to the new Laurel and Hardy Museum Blog!

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

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Welcome!

Welcome to our new Laurel and Hardy Museum blog!

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