Press Release

April 2007


A Damp Day in Ulverston

On 22nd April Tent #262 travelled up the motorway to Ulverston, birthplace of Arthur Stanley Jefferson. The day started well with sausage butties supplied by Wayne and Sarah and lovely sunshine as we left the Cheshire Ring, Hyde. As Brian the driver of the excellent Freshfield coach made his usual announcements over the speaker system spots of rain began to splash on the windows. Was the party downhearted? Er... a bit, but with a stiff upper lip, we grinned and beared it.

Ulverston is a very picturesque town. The Laurel and Hardy museum is superb with lots of memorabilia, souvenirs and film shows all day. Unfortunately, the rest of the towns shops were closed, being a Sunday... Doh!!

With true grit, determination and wet faces, Grand Vizier, Grand Loco, Marc, Natalie and Ben made the pilgrimage to Stan Laurels birth place.

The Farmers Arms was visited for a very enjoyable lunch. Marc, voted their amazing burger the 2nd best in the UK and Ireland, narrowly missing taking the title from Gallagher's Boxtie Bar in Dublin.

Others from the group opted for a days hiking to the seaside and a few bevvies on the way.... and on the way back!