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    PERIOD ADVERTISEMENTS

    The 1973 Hovis advert was filmed at Gold Hill in Dorset.
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    PERIOD ADVERTISEMENTS

    In series 4 Wally says that Nora wears “WX flannelette knickers”. In case you didn't know “WX” is an obsolete term for “Women’s Extra” (large) size.
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    Compo's Glory Hole Siren

    Generally sound effects would be added later, as live sounds cannot be controlled very well. So the volume and timing can be adjusted in editing rather than be stuck with whatever was recorded on location. Background chatter in a bar and even footsteps are likely to be added in editing, so the...
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    One careful owner..

    My family has a spooky parallel with the Pegden's. In the mid-1970’s my step-father, (a Wesley style mechanic and all-round DIY-er) rebuilt a (1963 to 1967) Triumph Herald 12/50 saloon for my mother. It was the horrible Primrose Yellow colour, with sliding vinyl-fabric sunroof. I remember it...
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    Compo's Glory Hole Siren

    The mangle did bounce nicely! ;)
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    Compo's Glory Hole Siren

    In "The Glory Hole" episode (series 16) broadcast today on UKTV channel "Gold", Compo finds a portable hand operated (air raid) siren. It looks authentic, but what makes me suspicious is the mesh covering the middle part does look like plasticised wire fencing. I know authentic sirens were made...
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    One careful owner..

    Versions were made in Australia in the 1960's based on UK 12/50, with some parts from other Triumph models, but did not have the "Herald" name on them. There must be a few lurking about somewhere... The Triumph 12/50 -- Australian Style
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    A Bicycle Made for Tight Jeans and Metal Detector

    That makes sense... ;) I don't mean that you normally talk twaddle - you might, I haven't been paying attention. I'll get me coat ...
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    A Bicycle Made for Tight Jeans and Metal Detector

    In the series 6 episode “A Bicycle Made for Three”, the Trio visit the second-hand shop owned Percy Westerfield, he's the one who preferred to be called "Dirk". Then then two episodes later in “Serenade for Tight Jeans and Metal Detector” the Trio visit Dougie another second-hand shop owner...
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    One careful owner..

    This car has been on sale for nearly a year. It was sold in June 2021 by Tennants auction house in Leyburn for £16,500. It was then offered on eBay for £25,000. It appears not to have sold and Fairmont Sports and Classics at Brentwood had been offering it for sale since at least October 2021...
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    The Shinyglow Van

    My family have been in various bits of the transport / motor trade - but not me ... My interest is generally the aesthetics! But I have spent most of the last 12 months researching Summer Wine, not just the vehicles!
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    The Shinyglow Van

    Roz had five different cars, over five series, making 11 appearances. Each car generally appears to be about a year old. She had a cream coloured 1999 Daihatsu Sirion+, a blue 2000 Ford Ka 3, a silver 2001 Ford Ka Mk1 Sun, a silver 2000 Renault Clio Grande, and a blue 1995 Peugeot 306 XL. Nelly...
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    Sid's Cafe van.

    Correct, Sid's chip van was a a converted Bedford VAS (short wheelbase bus chassis) single-decker coach with Duple Midland bodywork. It was built in July 1967 at the Willowbrook factory for the Greater London Council, fleet number 391. I am in possession of a photo taken on location - but due to...
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    Unprofessional

    The NHS is great, but... The Queen Elizabeth Hospital sent my friend 3 appointments for different clinics on the same day - again! Last time they managed to go to the first a.m. appt, go home -rather than spend 2-3 hours in the waiting room - and go back for the p.m. appt, the third appt...
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    Has anyone seen Nigel's Mug?

    Nigel Hinchcliffe, who passed away in 2019, and his wife Jenny both got to know the "Summer Wine" cast and crew well. Well enough for Roy Clarke to include mention of an unseen character called "Nigel Hinchcliffe" in one of the episodes. Jenny, an artist, decided to design and make some Nigel...
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    Sid's fish & chip van

    The 1969, Ford Transit and 1973, Commer vans are not on DVLA, indicating that they have been scrapped. The "chip van" was last taxed in 1987, still shown on DVLA, but has probably been scrapped and not notified to DVLA. However, it's sister vehicle PMM392E was still on the road in January 2002...
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    Sid's fish & chip van

    Sid had a maroon-ish 1969, Ford Transit van, NAK274H in “Mending Stuart’s Leg”, then a blue 1973, Commer PB panel van, VLP882M for “Here We Go Again into The Wild Blue Yonder”. What looks like a 1960's Bedford CA panel van is used in "From Wellies to Wet Suit” but I don't think there is ever a...
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    Cops

    o_O Please stop imitating the emergency services - they will catch up with you eventually! :D
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    News flash!

    My "source" is very detailed examination of the programme recordings and comparison with the real location. One of the instances I'm referring to has a continuous camera shot from outside to inside. The exterior is clearly the real location, not a backdrop - you can compare it to a later shot in...
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    Hardly a surprise.....

    The article didn't even mention "Summer Wine"... which did win awards, had episodes - especially in the 1980's - making "top 10 of the year" lists, and is still being shown worldwide!
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