Friday, November 11, 2016
Laurel and Hardy on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch
The film describes the proceedings shown as the 21st birthday of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch.
That celebration must have taken place in 1948. But in 1947 Laurel and Hardy visited the railway to reopen the line to Dungeness - it had been used by the military during the war.
So unless they visited it twice, it is that 1947 visit that is shown here. You can read more about it on the Laurel and Hardy Magazine site.
Incidentally, I have never found Laurel and Hardy that funny - they are just two silly men doing silly things.