Heppy in hospital


We are sorry to hear that Grand Sheik Kevin “Heppy” Hepplestone is in hospital, suffering from Covid. He has been given oxygen for some time says John Burton, who adds, “He is apparently getting a bit better but very slowly.”


We all wish Happy a very speedy return to good health.

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Laurel & Hardy's Road to Laughter

Filming is now complete. I can now get "Laurel & Hardy's Road to Laughter" completed, in time for the premiere in Ulverston on Saturday 7th August.


Thanks to everyone involved with the production. I couldn't have done this without all your help.


 Gary Winstanley 

Intra-Tent Journal


The last of the summer ITJs has been sent out. I have a few left (contact me at itj.inbox@gmail.com).


Optimistic about meetings starting up soon. Many announced.


 Bill Oates 

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Why Girls Love Sailors Tent


If you are near Brighton on the 31st of July, please come and join us.


 Mark Hammond 

Our Relations Tent

of Chester


The Our Relations Tent recently had its first tent meeting since Covid started.

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Second Hundred Years Tent of Belgium


Joris Leroy will be launching his Second Hundred Years Tent in Belgium on 24th September


He invites us to take a peek at www.laurelhardy100.be

Nicely coloured

Here’s a splendid colouring by Paul Mitchell.


I really like this; different but interesting at the same time. A black and white 50s drive-in audience watching ‘Sons of the Desert’ in colour!


 Mike Jones 

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Statues stolen

A woman and her partner are “devastated” after their life-sized figures of comics Laurel and Hardy have been stolen from outside their home for a fourth time.

Lesley Haylett, 61, bought the 6ft figures for her partner Peter Elliott from a plumbers shop in Manor Park east London 40 years ago.

He originally displayed them in a car showroom where he worked and brought them home to Romford 35 years ago after he left the business.


They have been stolen numerous times over the years and most recently were returned in 2018 after being taken three years earlier in 2015.


Evening Standard (24.07.21.)




News item spotted by Del Kempster

On the telly


The Talking Pictures channel offers


Tuesday 3rd August

6.35pm Laurel and Hardy at Home.

This is the short glimpse of the Boys at home with family and pets etc.

6.40pm Pack Up Your Troubles.


Saturday 7th August 

9.00am County Hospital

4.00pm  Hog Wild

4.25pm Saps At Sea

5.35pm Busy Bodies


Sunday 8th August

4.00pm The Flying Deuces

5.20pm Laughing Gravy


Wednesday 11th August 

7.30am Liberty  


Thursday 12th August 

3.35pm County Hospital


Saturday 14th August

9.00am Tit For Tat


 Peter Jones 

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Mural brightens Bishop Auckland

A STRIKING mural of Stan Laurel has appeared on a wall in a neglected part of a County Durham town - a walk away from where the comedy legend went to school.

The gigantic work was the brainchild of street artists who felt he should be honoured in a part of Bishop Auckland "crying out for a sense of colour".

The labour of love, at the gable end of The Smoke House in Railway Street, grew from a community project spearheaded by Bish Vegas Legal Graff art collective.


Go to https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19456562.mural-comedy-legend-stan-laurel-brightens-bishop-auckland/?fbclid=IwAR0En9CWTfV2rEESvT2Hg_zZc6E_GFAqC-OsOZeVw6LI2UesODV8l5fqc-E


Gavin Engelbrecht,

The Northern Echo (20.07.21.)

...and finally