LAUREL and HARDY in SWANSEA

LAUREL AND HARDY IN SWANSEA

SWANSEA EMPIRE
Lower Oxford Street

(demolished c1960. Primark store built on site.)
(Photo with thanks to Alan Parsons)

MACKWORTH HOTEL
High Street
(demolished c1971.
Alexander House built on site 1976)
(Photo with thanks to Alan Parsons)

Laurel and Hardy were in SWANSEA in 1952, to appear at the Empire Theatre. They were so enamoured
with the locals, that they often sat on the balcony of the Mackworth Hotel, waving to the passers-by.

They should have played the Swansea Empire again, in 1954,
but the tour was cancelled the week before, owing to Hardy's illness

To find out the full story of Laurel and Hardy in SWANSEA,
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