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Them Thar Hills Tent of Carlisle

Good to welcome Steve Neale to the Them Thar Hills Tent’s 7th birthday meeting. The 6th since re-floundering, originally floundered 1981. Two previous Grand Sheiks and the current Grand Sheik are shoiwn above.


A special Two Ronnies Aussie sketch was shown in honour of Steve’s visit.  Also shown were the Gordon Rollings John Smiths adverts, along with Them Thar Hills, Tip Me Hat and Perfect Day .


A wonderful evening. Here’s to the next 7 years

 Melvin McFadden

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Come Clean Tent of Widnes

The Come Clean Tent now meets on the 3rd MONDAY of each month at St Basils Social Club, Hough Green Road, Widnes, WA8 4SZ. All are welcome.

The Grand Sheik is Eric Woods, and you can email him at:

Night Owls Tent of Oldham

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Beau Chumps Tent of Sunderland

The Chumps have a new venue for our monthly meetings.

The May Beau Chumps tent meeting will be held as scheduled on Wed 8 May, but at the Alexandra on the Ryhope Road / Queen Alexandra ‘Fine Fare Roundabout’ in Grangetown, Sunderland, SR2 9PF.

Thanks to Jon and Anth for securing the venue which I understand will do food etc for us as well.

 Mike Jones

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Announced on Facebook

If any of you will be on the vicinity of Sheffield city centre on the afternoon/evening of 1st June, several Sons (and Daughters) of the Desert will be exploring a few real ale bars and having the time of our lives! This is just a social event mingling with fellow Sons.

Meeting time & place TBC.

More details to follow.

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Something new from Infinite Statues. 347 Euro. Made in resin. Oh it’s 1:3 scale.

 Paul Mitchell

A Little Better

All Laurel and Hardy fans MUST hear this beautiful song, which is about the healing power of their comedy, and a couple of scenes in particular! This is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you, Joe Furey, for alerting me to this!

 Randy Skretvedt


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On the telly

On 13th April on SKY ARTS TV they showed Laurel and Hardy: Their Lives and Magic.

 Dave Dearle


Ragtime find


I found this in a book called ‘Ragtime to Wartime’ - the Best of Good Housekeeping 1922-1939.

 Bill Crouch

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Nice work

Iain Wilson had this cartoon drawn for him at a wedding.


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...and finally

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