Laurel and Hardy Statue Unveiling

the crowds watch on the balcony of Coronation Hall look alikes


Sunday the 19th of April was a very special day for the beautiful market town of Ulverston. Thousands flocked from all over England and abroad to the town on a sunny day to witness the unveiling of the Laurel and Hardy statue. A dream that started many years ago was fulfilled thanks to the great fundraising effort of the dedicated followers of Laurel and Hardy who are known worldwide as ‘The sons of the Desert’.

Stan Laurel was born in his grandparents' house on 16 June 1890 at 3 Argyle Street Ulverston and named Arthur Stanley Jefferson. Along with Oliver Hardy they became the most famous comedy act in the world. Today the pair still make people smile and laugh with comedy that will stand the test of time forever. The statue unveiled by another of the great British comedians Ken Dodd, stands proud outside the Coronation hall. Just a stone throw away is the home of the Laurel and Hardy museum. The recently moved museum is worth a visit and is now located in the Roxy cinema.

Visit the official Ulverston Laurel and Hardy museum website, click here

More photographs from the great day.

To visit the Official Laurel and Hardy web site click here

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