Posted by: willdowning | 15/06/2012
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire,UK — The Home of Last of the Summer Wine
Whilst on a hike in Holmfirth and its surrounding area, I managed to take a few photographs of some of the most famous and iconic landmarks from the BBC’s longest running comedy, ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. The external scenes for the show were filmed in Holmfirth and its surrounding area. Photos include Sid’s Cafe and the fictional homes of ‘Compo Simmonite’ (Played by actor Bill Owen) and ‘Wally and Nora Batty’ (Played by Joe Gladwin and Kathy Staff). In real life they are a holiday cottage and an exhibition to the series. Sid’s Cafe is a real cafe and is a ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ themed cafe.
‘Last of the Summer Wine’ was broadcast between 1973 – 2010 and has featured many different actors over the years. However, Peter Sallis who played “Norman Clegg” starred throughout its 37 year run. The show was created by Roy Clarke. Bill Owen who died in 1999, loved Holmfirth so much that he requested that he be buried there. His grave can be found at St.John’s Church.
The photos were taken with my Canon Powershot A3000 IS digital compact camera.
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