In This Month
4th July 1963...
Eric and Ern open the Ape house at Belle Vue Zoo.1st July 1970...
The BBC broadcast series 4 of The Morecambe & Wise Show12th July 1977...
Eric was presented with an Honorary Degree from Princess Alexandra by The University of Lancaster23rd July 1999...
A statue of Eric is unveiled by the Queen in Morecambe.
Morecambe & Wise News 2015
Please note, links from older news items may no longer be accurate.
Posted: 15th December 2015
We have collated all of the Morecambe and Wise shows that are on over the festive season to save you the job. There are some good things this year, the highlight probably being Channel 5 broadcasting Eric and Ernie Live on Xmas eve. Click here for the full list..
Sunshine Garden Cancelled
Posted: 5th December 2015
It is with great sadness that we found out about the cancellation of the planned Sunshine Garden and the Eric and Ern sculture that was planned for the town of Morecambe. Many fund raising events have taken place over the last 12 months, but it seems the project has stalled. There seems to be confusion about the exact reasons with both the project coordinators and Morecambe council claiming different things.
You can read full details on the Lancaster Guardian website.
Sunshine Garden of Fame
Posted: 9th August 2015
After Eric`s statue was vandalised, plans were put in place for a project to bring together Eric and Ern in the holiday resort. As part of that work a new Sunshine Garden of Fame will be build pposite the Winter Gardens Theatre, and the center piece will be a ten foot high bronze wall art depicting the comedy duo. You can read more in our feature: The Sunshine Garden of Fame
Andre Previn Print
Posted: 4th August 2015
Everyone`s favourite Morecambe and Wise sketch is Grieg`s Piano Concerto, and now you can own a unique tribute to that fantastic piece of comedy history. The Original Memorabilia Company have produced a great framed print, fully authorised by the duo`s estate and signed by Andre Previn. There are different purchasing options, so why not visit the website. Click here to go to the site.
Posted: 28th June 2015
The 1968 Jensen Interceptor owned by Eric Morecambe is currently being restored to all its glory. This painstaking process is being fully documented on a new website that includes a lot of photographs. The car was origianlly rescued by Pieter-Jan Baert who then sold it on to Silverstone Auctions. The man behind Silverstone, once he had seen the car, decided not to sell it on, but to take on the job himself. Go to the website.
Posted: 1st May 2015
A new beer has been created as part of the fund raising efforts to make £70,000 for the sunshine garden of fame in Morecambe. The drink, called Sunshine Ale was created by Peter Cross from Cross Bay Brewery, and was launched at the recent Eric Morecambe tribute dinner.
The Sunshine garden is set to open in 2016, and there are many fund raising events going on to help reach the target.
Posted: 31st March 2015
On 1st April, the Royal Mail will issue a new first day cover stamp featuring Eric and Ern. The First Day Cover marks the start of work on a new Bronze Wall Art of Morecambe and Wise by sculptor Graham Ibbeson who was responsible for the world famous statue of Eric Morecambe. The new work will be sited in The Sunshine Garden of Fame that is being created on the Promenade in Morecambe opposite the Winter Gardens Theatre.
Posted: 18th February 2015
As part of the fund raising efforts for the Morecambe and Wise Sunshine Garden of Fame, and the build up to Eric Morecambe Day, why not treat yourself to night of darts. The Eric Morecambe Darts Challenge offers an evening of darting entertainment featuring Bobby George and Colin Lloyd.
The event will take place at the Trimpell Sports and Social Club on Friday 27th March with tickets available from the club itself (01524 412 984).