Dave Scothern advises that
his tent will be holding its 100th meeting on
At the Kelvingrove Art
Galleries in Glasgow, is a display of Pantomime,
staged by the Scottish Music Hall and Variety
Theatre Society, reports John Bogie. There is a 45
minute documentary on a loop, named Standing
Room Only (1983), being shown courtesy of STV.
The late Jimmy Logan talks about Stan Laurel and AE
Pickard and connections with theatre. John says,
"Then he shows the footage of the Boys on stage in
Edinburgh, and amazing footage both outside and
inside the Panopticon, plus a view of Argyle Street
from the Panopticon window! A first for me." The
exhibition runs until 1st February.
The latest newsletter of
the One Good Turn Tent in Germany is at
And because some moving images are always funnier,
try this: http://fwcomunicacao.com/animacoes/animacao1.htm.
Jack Roth tells us that
the New York Founding Tent has a new website at
My mothers' name
"My mothers' name was
Alice" was Hardy's chat-up line when he and Laurel
(Alf and Bert) met two young ladies in Our
Relations. It made me think that girls' names
come in and go out of fashion.The once popular
Sharon and Tracey seem now to have lost favour.
Names from one hundred years ago have come back
&endash; Victoria, Emily and Charlotte for example.
We have current pop singers named Amy and
So perhaps the Ollie of
today would be saying, "My grandmothers' name was
The Laughing Gravy Annual never
disappoints. With reports on many of the Birmingham
tent's activities interwoven with comments and fun
bits, John and Mandy and all their team have given
us another issue to liven up our winter.
result of the second leg of the quiz
against the Early to Bed Tent in Octember,
in which the Brats Tent suffered a defeat,
the team unbelievably bounced back to win
the first leg at the ETB meeting in
Nowonder and in doing so winning the event
overall. Congratulations go to John Jnr
(Team Captain), Duncan, Heppy and
Eric Woods tells us, "As
of 1st December, we need only £3,200 to
finish the statue project."