Eric Morecambe’s son opens new salon in Luton

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A very special guest cut the ribbon for a new salon at a Luton care home on Sunday.

Steve Bartholomew, son of legendary comedian Eric Morecambe did the honours atTrefoil House.

During the event at the care home in Birdsfoot Lane the team served afternoon tea of cucumber and salmon sandwiches, scones with fresh cream and pots of tea and coffee, whilst the salon team offered hand and foot treatments, and massages, with all money raised put towards the residents’ activity fund.

Steve also very kindly brought along with him a Luton FC football shirt, signed by the team’s players to display in the Home’s shop, Hatters Corner, named after the club.

Steve then cut the ribbon, to officially open the new salon! Annette Caminade, one of Trefoil House’s Activity Team said “The name change relates more to the Luton roots of Eric Morecambe who played a big part in Luton.

“The new look will be totally re-decorated to a high standard and a more comfortable feel for both male and female residents.”

The granddaughter of one of the residents also got to share with Steve her meeting with his father and the story behind a framed photo in the salon.

Louise Tomlin was just a toddler when the comedian visited the Luton and Dunstable Hospital in 1984.

Taking exception to being ignored, she ran up to the star during the visit, who then was pictured giving her a cuddle.

Louise also designed and created the Morecambes of Luton logo, which is displayed within the salon itself.