Seymour's House

barmpot

Well-Known Member
#2
I do know that the pond outside is not normally there so would be difficult to locate: a lot of houses like that in the Pennines
 
M

Mahoney

Guest
#4
I love that farmhouse. In fact I think Seymour is great. Definately my favourite character. The farmhouse just adds to the eccentiricity.

I know that there are a few houses north and sout of the farmhouse about 1/4 to a 1/2 mile radius that are for sale.

The pond is to the left of the house if you use google earth. I have put a side by side of Terry's pic of it and the episode of Uncle of the Bride and they definately do not have it in the same place. They have moved it to the side next to the tree you see there.
 
#5
Hallo Sue - it's nice to be here.

That explains the mystery of the pond, I was looking at Google Earth yesterday and the pond didn't look right.
Seymour was a great character and apparently Michael was a joy to work with.
 
M

Mahoney

Guest
#6
Cool man. I sent n email to Juliette Kaplan about Michael Aldridge and seh wrote that he was lovely and a true gentleman in capitol letters :) Does anyone have any other info on Michael Aldridge. I've read the Wiki stuff, but have been trying to research some stuff my self.
 

Gavin

Well-Known Member
#7
Is Seymour's house still there? I heard it had been knocked down, and that was why it didn't appear in any of his later episodes. I've no idea if it's true, though!
 

maltrab

Administrator
Staff member
#8
Hi Gavin

Seymours house is still there and has been renovated,I passed it a couple of weeks back, I think the BBC stopped using it and it sat run down for several years
Terry
 

Gavin

Well-Known Member
#9
Ah, thanks, Terry.

I'm glad it's still there. I've been re-watching some of Seymour's first series, recently.
 
M

Mahoney

Guest
#12
Thanks. I liked the eccentricity and the house, which really suited the character. Also I liked Seymour's episodes the best as there was much melancholy between the characters, such as in "Dried Dates and Codfanglers" aswell as "When you take a bit of Yorkshire" etc. Also Seymour's stuff was far less harebrained then Foggy's and I found him far less irritating.

BTW, Michael Aldridge would've been 89 years old today :'(. Happy B'day Michael (9.9.1920) wherever you are now and thanks for all the joy you have given me over the past few ye :)ars
 

George

Super Moderator
#13
Thanks. I liked the eccentricity and the house, which really suited the character. Also I liked Seymour's episodes the best as there was much melancholy between the characters, such as in "Dried Dates and Codfanglers" aswell as "When you take a bit of Yorkshire" etc. Also Seymour's stuff was far less harebrained then Foggy's and I found him far less irritating.

BTW, Michael Aldridge would've been 89 years old today :'(. Happy B'day Michael (9.9.1920) wherever you are now and thanks for all the joy you have given me over the past few ye :)ars
One of my favourite episodes was Downhill Racer the sight of the trio on trays was superb :)
 
M

Mahoney

Guest
#14
;D Yes. I like all the Seymour episodes. Some more then others. My least faves would be "Set the People Free" and the Christmas Episode when they try and get Compo as a Santa on the roof. However Though they are my least faves, they would equal my fave Foggy episodes :p

Wind Power was excellent, I also liked Dancing Feet, when Compo get's his feet sorted out by that Kooky witch woman and does that stupid dance in the cafe. They got the music just right for the dance :)
 

Gavin

Well-Known Member
#15
Thanks. I liked the eccentricity and the house, which really suited the character. Also I liked Seymour's episodes the best as there was much melancholy between the characters, such as in "Dried Dates and Codfanglers" aswell as "When you take a bit of Yorkshire" etc. Also Seymour's stuff was far less harebrained then Foggy's and I found him far less irritating.

BTW, Michael Aldridge would've been 89 years old today :'(. Happy B'day Michael (9.9.1920) wherever you are now and thanks for all the joy you have given me over the past few ye :)ars
One of my favourite episodes was Downhill Racer the sight of the trio on trays was superb :)
"Clegg and I will take you by the trays." ;D
 

chris

Well-Known Member
#16
In Uncle Of The Bride when Clegg backed Barries car into the pond I read somewhere that this was an accident and they liked it so kept it the prog .Hallo Sue nice to see you on here .Seymoors house really suited his nature confused and messy and a nice guy.
 

toodlepip

Well-Known Member
#17
No, Peter Sallis was supposed to "drive" it into the pond, but of course he should have stopped before and let a stuntman do the splash. But for some reason it went wrong and he went all the way into the water. They didn´t keep that in, there was a camera on the bonnet they had to save, and you couldn´t have seen the splash from sideways then ;).
 

joppyuk1

Well-Known Member
#18
Cool man. I sent n email to Juliette Kaplan about Michael Aldridge and seh wrote that he was lovely and a true gentleman in capitol letters :) Does anyone have any other info on Michael Aldridge. I've read the Wiki stuff, but have been trying to research some stuff my self.
Many years ago, in the days of black and white screens, he was in a TV series called "The Man in Room 17" with Richard Vernon. They played a pair of super-sleuths in a special government unit who dealt with problems that might embarrass the hierarchy of the day without leaving their comfortable Whitehall offices. It has just been released on DVD.
 

Adanor

Well-Known Member
#19
I thought that I heard that there was some difficulty with the owners. They ended the use of the house and grounds or something like that and so Seymour never actually went home after that.
 
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