Leeds Nostalgia: Celebs in August

Some very famous people have made Leeds a port of call during the month of August.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 9:57 am
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2016, 10:59 am
Leeds, 4th August 1932 Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy on a visit to Leeds. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy get "tied up" in Leeds.

In 1932 the most famous comedy duo of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy worked their magic on the city.

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Miss Sarah Churchill, daughter of Sir Winston, opened a Harrogate boutique’s first fashion show in 1967 and five years later musical legend Roy Orbison popped in after playing at Batley Varieties.

They were the best of the Brits and in 1971 Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise showed off sharp suits and even sharper patter.

Dallowgill Moor above Ripon was the venue for Bing Crosby in 1976 when instead of “gone fishin’,” the superstar crooner “went shootin’.