The only time Laurel and Hardy played Southampton
was on the 1952 British Tour,
although they did embark and disembark at Southampton Docks on a number of occasions.
(Formerly 'Empire'. Gutted and refurbished 1987.
Now Mayflower Theatre.)
Stan Jefferson also sailed from Southampton
with Charlie Chaplin, in the Fred Karno Company.
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