STAN AND OLLIE: Little Angels Nursery handed over a cheque for pounds 100 to Agewell chairman Graham Hellawell who dressed up for the occasion as Oliver Hardy and vice-chairman Max Bailey completed the iconic duo as Stan Laurel
The event is being organised by the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society to raise money for a statue of the comedy couple in Ulverston, Cumbria, the birthplace of Stan Laurel
and Oliver Hardy (far right) enjoy a fishing trip to Conwy in 1952 with Rhyl policeman Frank Evans.
has got himself into another fine mess after a life-size model of the comic vanished.
Slapstick favourites Stan Laurel
and Oliver Hardy are having their films released on DVD this year to mark the anniversary of "Unaccustomed as We Are" which was released on May 4, 1929.
Everyone took turns doing their schtick, but you were the main act, Jimmy - the guy everyone laughed the hardest at, doing those glorious impersonations of Jimmy Durante, Gregory Peck, Stan Laurel
and all the big stars.
The photograph, which will be sold by Newcastle auctioneers Anderson and Garland, is inscribed "To Lanchester Cottage Homes, kind thoughts always, Stan Laurel
, Oliver Hardy.
But it's sometimes overlooked that a young Stan Laurel
spent his formative years in North Shields.
Most engrossing was the hall of fame which features such local celebrities as Patrick Stewart (actually, from Mirfield, but close enough I suppose) and a tenuous link with Stan Laurel
KINGS OF LAUGHTER: Stan Laurel
, left, of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, was born on this day in 1890
A LETTER sent by comedy legend Stan Laurel
to a man with the same birthday - June16 - went under the hammer yesterday.
PHOTOS and other items of comedy legend Stan Laurel
sold yesterday for more than EUR36,000.