I haven’t yet seen the film Stan and Ollie but was reminded of Ulverston and its Stan Laurel connections. My boys went to the school he attended. I have used the town as an inspiration for the settings of several books, the most recent being What Friends Are For published by Cloudberry books as an e-book. I did indeed belong to a baby-sitting group run by a formidable lady although the characters in the book are entirely fictional. As a writer, you do draw on memories with a little embellishment of course.