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19 August, 2017
11:00
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The life and times of the town of North Shields

Author Danny Lawrence returns to his home town to talk about the history and development of North Shields from the thirteenth century to present day.

little stan laurelDanny’s entertaining talk will take us through the town’s disputes with Newcastle, and despite Newcastle’s attempts to suppress the town, it survived to become a beacon of commerce and industry.

Danny will also draw on his previous research on Hollywood’s Stan Laurel’s time in the town as well as the town’s amazing theatrical scene which flourished throughout the late 19th and 20th century.

Normal admission charges apply; £2 adults, under 16’s and Network Members free.   Space is limited contact Old Low Light 0191 257 4506 for further information.