Laurel and Hardy Statue Unveiling in Ulverston

We don’t often highlight upcoming events on Discover The Lake District but make an exception for the forthcoming unveiling of the new Laurel and Hardy statue sculpted by Graham Ibbeson. Mr Ibbeson seeems to have carved out a career for himself producing sculptures of deceased comedians, having previously immortalised Eric Morecambe in Morecambe, Benny Hill in Southampton and Les Dawson in Lytham St Annes.

The event takes place on Sunday 19th April 2009, and you can find timetable details by clicking this link: Laurel and Hardy statue unveiling

The statue currently sits outside the Coronation Hall in Ulverston covered by a wooden structure, awaiting the unveiling by another well know English comedian Ken Dodd. If you can’t make it to the unveiling or would like a peek under the covers, the sculptor has a photo on his website. Google it !