Ulverston is located in the district of Cumbria, recorded in the doomsday book of 1086, A market charter was granted in 1280 by Edward I.
Today Ulverston is a fine market town with old buildings and a labyrinth of cobbled streets, and is the start of the 70 mile Cumbrian Way.
It is also the birthplace of the great Stan Laurel, and home to the world’s only Laurel and Hardy Museum.
Ulverston’s attractions include the new Lakes Glass Centre, which is home to Heron Glass, see the transformation of molten glass into spectacular works of art.
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Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson on the 16 June 1890 was a comic actor, writer, and film director who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy and appeared in over 100 film roles.
Stan started out with"Fred Karno's Army", where he was Charlie Chaplin's understudy. Both Stan and Charlie went to the USA together, where he eventually meet Oliver Hardy, and one of the best comic duo’s was born.
Stan died on 23 February 1965.
A statue of Laurel and Hardy can be found outside the Coronation Hall, Ulverston, Cumbria, England.
Built as a tribute to Sir John Barrow in 1850, Sir John Barrow was a naval explorer and Second Secretary to the Admiralty, who was born in Ulverston. Maintained by a team of volunteer lighthouse keepers. It is open to the public on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1pm to 5pm, from Easter to the end of October,
The only museum in the world dedicated to Laurel and Hardy. Inside you will find lots of things to do such as cinema area can accommodate around 30 people, showing films and documentaries all day. You can find all sorts of memorabilia on the worlds' best loved double act.
Millerbeck Light Railway is a 7 1/4inch gauge miniature railway situated in the grounds of a private home. Millerbeck is not a commercial operation and is supported by a team of talented volunteers who maintain the railway year round and run the railway on selected open days. Millerbeck is open on selected days of the year, principally Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays.
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