Wednesday 22 February 2023 7.30pm Open for Booking: members and non-members
Of all the double acts in the history of entertainment and the cinema, arguably none have been more revered than Laurel and Hardy. Most of their films were made in America but Stan Laurel was, of course, a northern lad. He lived in North Shields between 1897 and 1902 and went to King’s School, Tynemouth. We will learn more about Stan’s origins but especially the pair’s 1932 visit to Stan’s old stomping ground.
Stan Laurel’s statue in Dockwray Square, North Shields.
This is Freda Thompson‘s third talk for Heaton History Group. Those of us lucky enough to have been at the first two are looking forward to her return.
This talk will take place at St George’s United Reformed Church on Newton Road, High Heaton NE7 7HP. It is on the corner with Boundary Gardens, the same block as Heaton Stannington’s football ground, Grounsell Park.
There are excellent public transport links including the numbers 18, 38, 52 and 553, which stop right by the church.
There is car parking on the surrounding streets.
Booking The talk is free to members and cost £2.50 for non-members. Once booking has opened, reserve your place by contacting Maria on firstname.lastname@example.org 07443 594154.