THE famous statue of Laurel and Hardy in Ulverston has been spruced up.

The memorial to the comedy duo outside the Coronation Hall has been given a fresh lick of paint by artist Shane Johnstone.

Ulverston Town Council posted a picture of the work on Twitter with a caption: “Getting Laurel and Hardy spruced up for spring. Thanks to Shane from Morecambe who also looks after (the) Eric Morecambe (statue)!”

Stan Laurel was born in his grandparents’ house on June 16 1890 in Argyll Street, Ulverston.