We embarked on a road trip to Northern England over the August Bank Holiday weekend. For the first part of the trip, we based ourselves just outside the South Lakeland town of Ulverston.
Ulverston is famous for one thing: it’s the birth place of the comedic actor Stan Laurel, and because of that, the town is now home to the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum.The Museum is perfect if you need to fill a few hours when it’s raining. There’s a ton of stuff to look at and a near constant stream of Laurel and Hardy’s short films to watch (all of which have been painstakingly restored). Laurel and Hardy were new to The Boy Child … he loved them! The physical aspects of their routines appealed and there was a lot of giggling from him. What began as one man’s private collection has morphed into an array of memorabilia that’s arranged somewhat haphazardly and, if I’m honest, perhaps a little past its best. But the thing is, taken as a whole, it works. And it works well.