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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Laurel and Harday - 1st September 2007 Reply with quote

    Laurel and Harday - 1st September 2007

    UPPER MORRIS STREET WORKING MEN‘S CLUB
    MORRIS STREET
    WIGAN
    WN1 3RB

    You can get directions from http://maps.google.co.uk/maps , just put the postcode in

    The date is Saturday 1st September, 1pm to 8pm, and the price remains at £5 (£3 for children).
    Our special guest is Jean Darling, who knew the Boys at the Hal Roach
    Studios and featured in their film "Babes In Toyland"

    The Quality Hotel is just around the corner and is the recommended place
    for Sons to stay. The rooms will be £41 per person per night, including
    full English breakfast, based on two sharing a room or £51 single occupancy. If there are families, we can do the extra person for £25. If there is more than 1 child, to encourage the families we will only charge £25 per person in the interconnecting room, assuming it is a minimum of two. Contact Chris (DOT) coffey (AT) merseymail (dot) com and he will arrange your booking.

    You can find out all about the Laurel and Harday at www.laurel-and-harday.co.uk

    if you click here - http://members.lycos.co.uk/lahday/pages/orderform.htm , there is an order form and contact details

    Hope to see you all there

    Neil

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

l hope y'all have a great day today! l'm looking forward to reports and photos Smile
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Yeh have a good one all
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well just got back from Wigan , had a great day , report to follow along with pictures , Eric Woods revived the "Soak the Sheik" 3 sponges for a £1 , in aid of the statue appeal , and as Grand Sheik of the Wigan and St Helens tent , some of my ahem "Loyal Members" paid for me to get soaked ! Very Happy , also we had special guests in the Kneesie Earsie Nosie contest in the shape of Animal from the Muppets and Emu , so you can imagine the mayhem
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sounds like the usual mad antics. Looking forward to seeing the pics. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that this year's Laurel & HarDay was jolly good fun once again.

Neil asked me if I'd write an 'official' review of the day. I agreed, but haven't had time to get it done yet.

In the meantime, here's a few pics from the day...


In fact, I could review as I put the pics on.... Very Happy


We started with the usual task of setting everything up (posters, projector etc...), however I got concerned about the club's electrical system. It looked as if it had been wired up by 'Ray Von', the dodgy electrician from 'PHOENIX NIGHTS'...






Anyway, everything did seem fine enough and so on with the show it was.
Neil showed 'Beau Hunks' to start off the day.




(PROFESSIONAL AT WORK)


This was followed soon with an 'Our Gang' short film featuring special guest star Jean Darling, who was later interviewed by Neil Diamond lookalike David Wyatt!





After the interview, Jean was happy to pose for photographs and sign autographs.





Back by popular demand this year, was 'Soak the Shiek'. A good, fun event which helped raise money towards the statue appeal...




WILLIE McINTYRE




NEIL (who participated after much persuasion!)


After the grand shieks had dried off, it was time for the auction, which raised money for Nancy Wardell's charity.





After another short film (Thicker Than Water), David Wyatt hosted his regular quiz. This year we had to write down the next line of a chosen clip.
We (the Bacon Grabbers team) could have won this again this year, but unfortunately for us, 'Matthew' (regular quiz winner) had turned up again this year to re-claim HIS trophy...





David Wyatt also presented a special video tibute to Happy Harry Ingle, a well known son who died earlier this year. This was a very nice tribute I thought.

The next main of event of the day was the 11th World Kneesy Earsy Nosey championship, which featured 'Emu' as a judge, and also Animal from the Muppets as a competitor...






Finally, it was Emma Graham (2005 champion) who scooped the trophy for her 2nd time.





After a very pleasant day, we ended on the traditional loyal toast...




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few more pics I didn't include previously...














(I'm the ugly one on the left!)
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Thanks for posting the pics and the review. Looks like another successful harday
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Yes it was a great deal of fun , thanks for posting them Gary , oh and Simon is the one in the middle of Emu and Animal , strange thisng was , after the Kneesie Earsie Nosie I turned to look at the back of the room only to see Emu and Animal being mobbed by people wanting to take their pictures , it was like a couple of Hollywood superstars had come into the room ! Laughing
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Neil wrote:
I turned to look at the back of the room only to see Emu and Animal being mobbed by people wanting to take their pictures , it was like a couple of Hollywood superstars had come into the room ! Laughing



I was surprised at their popularity too!


I wonder if they'll be invited to the 2008 UK convention?

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Possibly Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gary and Neil, for the great pictures and report, looks like a fun time was had by all, just wish I could've been there will get more info from Willie, next week, will meet all you guys one of these days ! looking forward to it. Razz
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its a date Very Happy
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I forgot to mention in my report about the local newspaper turning up for a small photo shoot.

This article is in today's Wigan Evening Post...







(apologies for the 'product placement' in the ad at the side. I can delete it if required)

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Great Article, Gary, good to see Nancy made it to the event.
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