New tent in Oldham

Fans of Laurel and Hardy are being invited to a new film club which begins in January.

Now, a new branch of the appreciation club is to open in Oldham. The Oldham branch will be called - appropriately - Night Owls.

The group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month at Springhead Liberal Club, starting on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Three Stan and Ollie shorts will be shown at the meetings, followed by a sing-song.  There is a cover charge of just £1 per person to help with costs.

The club is organised using quirky titles; Garry Errock will be Vice Sheik (Sheik in charge of Vice), Steve Hewitt will be Grand Sheik, Mark “Rubber Legs” Rowe will be Grand Vizier (secretary), David Wood will be Sub Vice Vizier (treasurer), Board Members At Large will include Wayne Smith, Tim O’Donnell and Thomas Wood.

David Wood, who has been a member of the Sons of the Desert for over 30 years, says he's looking forward to the regular get-togethers: "Laurel & Hardy films are funny when you watch them at home, but even more funny in a room full of people all laughing together. Everybody is welcome. Come along and enjoy yourself, it's all good, clean fun!"

The meetings will start at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. The night ends around 10pm.

For more information you can call David on 07717304167 or email woodindiggle@gmail.com  

  Oldham Chronicle 10.11.21. 

Beau Chumps meet.jpg

Beau Chumps Tent of Sunderland

Over thirty attended the Beau Chumps tent meeting on Weds 10th Nowonder. A swell time was had by all and here we are toasting the wonderful Anita Garvin, who had earlier appeared in ‘Their Purple Moment’.

In case you missed it, I helped with an article that appeared in our local paper, The Sunderland Echo. It's always good to see Laurel and Hardy in the press and to get a mention for the tent, so here's the link again. I also turned it into a blog with a few extra images, which you can find here Stan Laurel: the Hollywood star with firm Sunderland ties.

Twice Two Tent Xmas meeting.jpg

Twice Two Tent of St Neots


We are putting this in the local newspaper this week, and December. 

Rosie Zoolander,  my Vice-Sheik, designed Stan and Ollie, and the newspaper tarted up my background. 


 Joanne Johnson 

Men o’ War Tent of Colchester


Our next tent meeting is on Saturday, 27 November. This will be our Christmas meeting and the programme includes the suitably wintry city setting of The Fixer-Uppers.  The rest of the packed programme is made up of shorts voted for by members to provide a great evening of classic Stan and Ollie which is an ideal way to start spreading the Christmas spirit .


 Paul Harding 

Men 'o War Tent meet.jpeg
Xmas 1.jpeg

Blockheads Tent of Edinburgh


Forthcoming meeting dates for the remainder of 2021:


Sunday 21st November


Sunday 12th December (Party & Buffet)


Enquiries to Charlie Lewis

Bonnie Scotland Tent of Paisley


Our meetings have now moved to Thursday nights with Thursday 25 November being our first meeting since February 2020. Woo hoo!!! There will be a few things which will be different, however we will be able to have our first film show and raffle in nearly 2 years and the fun of watching The Boys in company will remain. 


While we have our meeting in November, obviously the last Thursday of the December is very near New Year, so we won’t have a meeting in December, but we will have a meal in January. The 9th is the date selected and as we did for our last Christmas do – which seems so long ago - we will head to The Little Steakhouse in Sma Shots Lane.


 Janice Hawton 


Jitterbugs Tent of Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands)


Unfortunately we have to cancel the movie night of Friday November 26th due to the measures to control the Corona virus . The hope is that we can physically get together on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10. If it is true that this is still not possible, then on SATURDAY DECEMBER 11 there will be an ONLINE movie evening via Zoom. 


 JP Terheijden 

Karno book launch

Karno book talk and signing.jpg

On the telly


Only one showing of the Boys on the Talking Pictures channel so far in December.


Friday 3rd December at 6.00am we have The Music Box.


That’s it for the first 2 weeks of December. Will keep watching the schedules.


 Peter Jones 

tv clip art.jpg

Cyril’s move


Does anyone remember Cyril? He attended many Conventions with me.


He now resides in the Laurel & Hardy Museum.


 Tony Bagley 

elephants warning.jpg

...and finally