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,
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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