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Centenary

 

The planned centenary celebrations in Ulverston have been scaled down somewhat because of the pandemic. It is hoped to have a one-day event on 7th August.

 

Further details are awaited.

Stan’s house

 

The house in Ulverston where Stan Laurel was born was recently put up for sale.

 

It is believed that it has now been sold. Details are awaited!

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Stamps

 

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the release of 'Lucky Dog', the first film in which Laurel and Hardy both appeared, but not yet as a team. To celebrate this glorious moment a couple of commemorative stamps have been issued. In Germany with the Hinter Schloss und Riegel Tent, a valid German stamp, one in black and white and one in colour. You can order these at laurel.hardy.museum@t-online.de

 

In the Netherlands, the Perfect Day Tent have also issued a special and valid stamp.

 Ritchie Robertovich Hutton on Facebook 

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Raising funds

 

Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated to Mikes Daughter Rachael’s ‘Brave The Shave’. Rachael and her two daughters will be donating their hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments or other conditions such as Alopecia. On 16th May Rachael and her daughters aged 8 and 5 will be cutting their hair to donate it to The Little Princess Trust. Money raised will go to the Macmillan Cancer Support. Any donations no matter how big or small would mean the absolute world to Rachael and her two daughters and of course this wonderful charity. Thank you and your girls for helping others. 

The Little Princess Trust has provided more than 10,000 wigs, free of charge, to young people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment or other conditions such as Alopecia. 

https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/sha.../rachael-clarke

 

 Beau Chumps Tent 

 

We think Rachael and her two daughters are absolutely amazing and we can't thank them enough for their dedication to the cause and bravery!  Good luck girls!  The Sons of the Desert are here to support you every step of the way.

 

 Stan Slade 

 

Rachael and her two daughters certainly deserve the support of the

Sons of the Desert.  Bowler Dessert Online thanks them for their great effort.

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Booked

 

Authors Philip & David Williams are celebrating a classic comedy duo with their new book - Laurel & Hardy Film Fun.  Members from the Sailors Beware Tent helped them launch the new publication. Graeme Greene, says, “We had a great time causing havoc at the book promo.”

Lost Glasgow

 

Spotted these on the Lost Glasgow account on Twitter. In the 1930 (top) image you can see the Metropole sign. You can see a double exposure or quirk of the older cameras in the 1929 frame. It’s close to the man in the white coat - people on Twitter thought it was a ghost!

 

   Dean McKeown 

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In the press

 

Motion Picture News (September 1930)

 

Posted by Scott T Rivers on Facebook

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