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24th Laurel & HarDay

A reminder that the 24th Laurel & HarDay will be on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at Bryn Masonic Hall, Wigan WN4 0AA.

All welcome.

Southend Carnival

 The Saps At Sea have finally got their own boat. Well, not actually a boat, but a small car trailer decorated for Southend Carnival Procession on Saturday 20th August 2016. The 'boat' was towed by Paul Allen in his people carrier. Our crew consisted of ten Saps, seven of us in sailor uniforms collecting money for the RNLI. It was a long walk along the seafront but thousands of people were there to cheer on the 70 floats and raise money for many worthy causes. We are now planning for next year's carnival!

Roger Robinson


Kenny Baker RIP

Further details about Kenny Baker and The Burton Lester Midget Troupe
are in A Spot of Trouble in Southend - £10 + p&p
still available from
Roger Robinson.

Laurel and Hardy films in Edinburgh for The Fringe

To finish off our run of UK cinema screenings of Laurel and Hardy, we held two screenings in Edinburgh during the world famous arts festival. As always the movies went down very well and we look forward to taking Laurel and Hardy to cinemas across America next. We hope fans worldwide will continue to support our mission to keep the memory of Laurel and Hardy alive and to introduce their movies to the next generation.

Ross Owen

Popular Hollywood actor Michael McKean and actress wife Annette O'Toole
came along to the Edinburgh screening on August 15th,
seen here with Ross Owen (centre)

Play in Edinburgh

A crowd of Blockheads went to see the play Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy at the Fringe on 19th August - not quite what I was expecting but we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We were speaking to the two actors afterwards. Part of Bowler Dessert's review has been added to the posters outside the venue!

Gordon Davie

On the Queen Mary

Below is a picture of the Boys on the Queen Mary, which hangs on the wall of Queen Mary 2

Paul Brodie

Lucky Dog

Stephen Barlow saw this in Mesnes Park, Wigan...