Laurel and Hardy SONS OF THE DESERT Convention

 

JAMES FINLAYSONWHEN: Saturday November 4th 2017.

WHERE: The Holiday Inn, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent. ME5 9SF (next to Chatham/Rochester Airport).

WHAT TIME: Arrive from 11a.m. onwards. Programme 12 noon - till late.

WHAT’S ON: Two Films Rooms, screening Laurel & Hardy films and rare footage - supervised by Richard Ellis; Memorabilia Displays, Raffle, Restaurant, Bar and Lounge; plus Sales Room - with merchandise from around the world.

WHAT SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS ARE THERE? FILM ROOM ONE will be screening films along with special presentations by our experts.  FILM ROOM TWO will be screening their 'MUSIC THEMED' films along with your favourite classics.  We will have 'Laurel and Hardy' experts and authors attending signing their books and answering questions. Gregg ( Ollie) Taylor and Thomas (Stan) Seymour will be with us all day and will be happy to pose for photos. We hope to have another LIVE link up with Los Angeles, as it was very popular last time.

 WHO CAN COME: Our event is open to any Laurel & Hardy fans, their family and friends.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST: Just £10 for adults and £5 for Children (15 and under) gives you full access to all the Convention rooms; including our own Private Bar where, as well as buying drinks, you will be able to order Bar Meals from our discounted menu.

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HOW MUCH TO STAY AT THE HOTEL?   Our special reduced ROOM RATE of £79  per room includes BED & BREAKFAST (up to two people).  Members and guests should make their own bookings by calling the hotel direct, quote the reference booking code : 'LH1' . BOOK BY PHONE:  call weekdays on 01634 673500 ( or 01634 673543) Note, if they are busy it may go over to answer-phone .  It's best to call weekdays - Mon-Fri  09.00am- 17.30pm  .

You can also email the hotel on: reservations@hirochesterhotel.co.uk

If you have any problems with making a reservation, then let me know ( Rob): CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US

Some of you may wish you travel down and book the Friday night before, our rate of of £79 will be available for that night as well.

You will need to give your Credit/Debit Card details to guarantee room bookings, but you won’t be charged until the day itself.

FOOD: Bar meals can be ordered from our special 'Laurel and Hardy' menu from within our convention bar, or you can also dine in the hotel restaurant, details will be sent with the tickets.

We can provide full directions and rail times for those who need them. Please note that high-speed trains now run from St. Pancras, which may save some of you from travelling to Victoria.

We do hope you will make every effort to join us, as we shall be making every effort to ensure you have a great day. Whether you wish to keep your own company, or find friends old and new, we can guarantee you a safe, secure, and friendly environment.

To watch Laurel & Hardy films on DVD at home is one thing, but to watch them on a big screen, in a room filled with scores of other fans laughing out loud, makes for one heck of a great atmosphere. DON’T MISS IT!

CAN WE JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY? : Yes! but tickets will cost a little more: ADULTS £12.50 - CHILDREN £6.

 You can buy your tickets in advance now at  £10 ADULTS / £5 CHILDREN.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

ADULT

CHILD

Just click the ticket button again to add more tickets, or adjust the total you require when you check out. Note, this is an independent shopping cart that IS NOT connected to our sales pages, it is for event tickets only.

If you would like to pay by cheque or postal order, then just CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE BOOKING FORM

Laurel and Hardy CHATHAM SONS OF THE DESERT CONVENTION

The hotel is located on the Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent , ME5 9SF, next to Rochester Airport. We can provide door-to-door travel details for you. Just let us know that you require a map when you book the tickets. We will then send you full directions from your hometown. Or click this link:- GOOGLE MAPS- and it will take you direct to the location, you can then enter your own postcode on this site and it will come up with door-to-door directions.

COMING FROM THE NORTH BY CAR? NOTE: the new method to pay for the DARTFORD TOLL CROSSING, you now pay online (£2.50 each way). Why not do that before you depart, go here: PAY DARTFORD TOLL

By rail from Victoria Mainline station in London: buy a ticket for Chatham in Kent.  OR Coming from the NORTH, then take advantage of the NEW 'HIGH SPEED' SOUTHEASTERN SERVICE from ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL station. You can experience part of the journey at 140 MPH!!  NOTE: Make sure it stops at CHATHAM ( as there are two routes), it usually departs from platform 11, you want the one that terminates at FAVERSHAM. Chatham is only 45 mins. from London.

The Holiday Inn is only a short cab ride away or BUS 101 (heading in the MAIDSTONE direction) ASK for stop near to Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport.. CLICK HERE: NATIONAL RAILWAY PLANNER & TIMES

We can also provide travel details for the number of overseas visitors we always attract. If you wish to do some sightseeing while you on in the area, just mention it when you purchase your ticket, and we will send you some tourist brochures - just before the time.  

This event is open to all Laurel and Hardy fans who appreciate a nice, family atmosphere, and we will try our utmost to ensure that every one of you has a great day.

The hotel is ideally located for key UK attractions in Kent including Leeds Castle, Historic Dockyard Chatham, Rochester Cathedral and Castle, Dickens Centre, Canterbury Cathedral, Kentish Vineyards, Brands Hatch Race Circuit, Buckmore Park Kart Circuit and Diggerland.

Rochester Chatham

Getting to the hotel is easy, due to its close access from both the M2 (Jct 3) and the M20 (Jct 6) motorways which both link with the M25 making Rochester a great destination to reach from anywhere in the country with easy access to Eurostar International Station at Ashford, Le Shuttle and Ferry services to the continent from Folkestone and Dover.

Any Enquires, then:  CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US

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