Laurel and Hardy visited Tynemouth twice. On 1932 they stayed
just one night at the Grand Hotel, in Percy Gardens.
In the afternoon Stan and Ollie attended a Civic Reception on the terrace
at the back of Tynemouth Plaza (now demolished),
overlooking the beach (see above), where they later presented prizes to around
six hundred local orphans.
In 1952, while appearing at the Newcastle Empire, Laurel and
Hardy ended up staying at Grand Hotel, in
Tynemouth, as, after a mess up with their reservation, they couldn't get
into the North British Station Hotel in Newcastle.
The view of Tynemouth Beach, above, is pretty much
the view from the front entrance of the Grand Hotel.
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Hardy in TYNEMOUTH,
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