After extensive research, you know they started their tour here. On the pictures there are thousands of people here to greet them.
You know your journey must begin here too. But where? You look on the back on an old photo and you get your first clue.
The year "1930" and "Excuse me, my ear is full of ..?.."
You know what to do. Can you find your first code from the writing in front of the hall?
Hintfind the film released in 1930 for the first part of your answer, and put directly after it the final word in the sentence.
Did you know?Standing proud in the heart of the small rural market town of Ulverston on the edge of the Lake District, 'the Coro' is an historic arts, culture and entertainment venue. It was built as ‘The Coronation Hall’ by public subscription in 1920 in direct response to the people’s desire for a place to go to enjoy theatre, music, dance and entertainment. It has the largest capacity of any hall in the South Cumbria region, holding approximately 600 people for performances.
Did you know?Stan Laurel was once Charlie Chaplin's understudy. In 1910 they set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno’s famous music hall troupe. The pair shared a cabin and then spent two years together touring North America. Stan then returned home and later found success with his soul-mate Oliver Hardy. Despite the extensive time Laurel spent with his mentor, this was never mentioned in Chaplin's highly-detailed biography.
Did you know?The National School was opened exactly 56 years to the day that Stan Laurel was born.
Throughout his life Laurel married his first wife once, his second wife twice, and his third wife three times. He then went back and married his second wife, a third time, and concluded by marrying his fourth wife once.
Did you know?A credit to Laurel's writing, the popular 'Simpsons' catchphrase, 'D'oh!' has its origins in the Laurel and Hardy films. Scottish actor James Finlayson, who appeared in 33 of their films said it in every appearance but much slower.
Turning right onto Hart Street, walk for a short while before turning left onto Ford Park Crescant, and then keep walking until you can see the entrance to Ford Park.
Standing directly where the picture indicates below, in between the stone columns for FORD PARK. Which is the correct Hoad?
HintIt's not A or E - can you work it out?
You look down to the paper where is says " To the Park". Underneath is drawn a picture....can you work out the code?
Add together the two numbers you work out to get your next code.
HintThe first number you get will be 46. Substitute the letters with numbers and work your way down the maths problems.
Did you know?Aside from being an iconic comic, Stan's other interests included raising ducks and hydroponic gardening (a process in which plants are grown in chemical solutions rather than soil). He once successfully cross-bred a potato with an onion, but struggled to get people to sample the results. When Hardy died of a stroke in 1957, Laurel was devastated by his best friend's death. He retired from acting and refused to perform on stage or act in another film without him. Laurel was too ill to attend the funeral of his best friend, nicknamed "Babe", and famously said, "Babe would understand".
Did you know?
If you search the wall of the Mill you will find 4 female faces built into it (see above). The heads, carved by celebrated pole-vaulter and mill owner Edwin Woodburn represent the four seasons, or the four ages of women. Edwin left it to the interpretation of the onlooker as to which they thought it was.
Ulverston's most famous sporting claim to fame is that is is the birthplace of the Pole Vault. Pole Vaulting was invented right here in this very town.
Did you know?Laurel and Hardy are featured on the cover of the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
You flick through your remaining pages. Not many left now. Next to the letters SD you find another maths problem.
2 X N + N + 7 - N - 7
Can you work it out?
HintComplete each part of the maths problem as you go along, rather than doing it all at once. Add into the maths problem the numbers from the last clue.
Did you know?Stan Laurel changed his surname for fear of bad luck 1931. Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, he legally changed his name to Stan Laurel after deciding that a stage name with thirteen letters was bad luck.
Did you know?From his humble beginnings in Ulverston, Sir John Barrow, naval administrator and traveller, went on to become the Second Secretary to the Admiralty charged with the running the British Navy. He travelled and explored the whole globe, including east Asia, Australia, North America, Africa and even the Arctic!
Did you know?Before his own death, Laurel actually wrote his own epitaph which reads "If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again."