Laurel and Hardy played at the Aston Hippodrome Theatre, in 1954.
Opposite the Aston
Hippodrome is the 'Bartons
Arms' public house (below - left).
You can judge the proximity from the photo on the right.
The Bartons Arms was built in 1901, as the
for Mitchell & Butlers Brewery, and is considered to be
one of the finest examples of Victorian pub architecture. Atop is an imposing square clock tower.
The above photo shows Stan and Ollie nearing the stage door, with
'Bartons Arms' clearly in the background.
Sorry to say, the theatre was demolished long ago, but the 'Bartons Arms' is still there. In fact - it's now in colour!
To find out the full story of Laurel and Hardy
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