SITE UPDATES SUSPENDED FOR SUMMER
June 2009: We are sorry to announce we are
unable to respond to any further email enquiries from fans and
potential visitors over the Summer period due to limited resources
and funding (see appeal below). It is likely that the site
will only have a few updates over the same period. However, we
hope to be back in the Autumn if a new sponsor can be found.
The rest of the site will be left intact for readers to explore the
links etc. Regular readers will know that the site has only
had a few updates over the past few months, following the loss of
one of the sponsors and a part-time helper. We hope to be back very
Patrick, Editor, Holmfirth, England.
JULY 15 DATE FOR LOTSW UK
Sunday 15/7/07 time 6.20pm BBC1!"
SUMMER WINE SET TO MAKE
SPRING/summer DEBUT 2007
STOP PRESS THREE!
Dated Monday, June 11, still no official word
from the BEEB on the long-awaited date of the 2007 series however
rest assured as soon as we hear something, it will be published here
first. Many thanks for your emails and patience! It will be on your
STOP PRESS TWO!
The first two photos from the new series!
Click here to visit the Clive Eardley
Stop Press: New
Series postponed to early June!
Clive Eardley, Summer Wine Appreciation Society President, confirmed
tonight (Tues May 22) that the 2007 series has been postponed from
late May (see original story below) to "early June". Although the
Beeb have circulated some publicity material to the press, they have
not yet been able to confirm the official broadcast date. Clive
advises UK fans to keep checking for updates from the Beeb website
or TV listing guides.
Itís official Last of the Summer Wine returns
for a brand new series on 27/05/07 (Provisional). The last few weeks
are ticking away as Last of the Summer Wine breaks onto our UK TV
screens again in an even more dynamic format, writes Clive
Eardley, President of the Last of the Summer Wine Appreciation
Click here to visit the Clive Eardley
ANOTHER "BATTY" QUIZ QUESTION
FOR SUMMER WINE FANS THIS SUMMER
Eardley, President of the Summer Wine Appreciation Society, is
running another contest for fans. The winner will be
picked during the summer and win a fabulous prize! Here is
"Which episode is the only occasion where Nora is wearing
stockings that are not wrinkled?"
Email your answer to the Summer Wine website
Photo of Nora kindly
supplied by Alan J.W Bell.
You have probably noticed lack of updates to the
site over the past few months. This is due to the loss of our
part-time helper who assisted with the updating of the site, and
also replying to fan-mail. Despite local help from advertisers which
pays for the hosting costs etc, we urgently need a sponsor or
advertiser prepared to invest £1000 in the site over the next 12
months. This will enable us to start regularly updating the site,
and assisting Summer Wine fans via email. In return, your name and
adverts will appear at the top of each page. The site used to
benefit from an American-based sponsor several years ago, and this
backing enabled us to develop the site considerably. If you can
help, please email
Without your help, the Summer Wine site might have to be
redeveloped as a static site with just a series of archived photos
and stories, but with no news or updates from the fans.
Patrick, Editor, Holmfirth, England.
SUMMER WINE PREVIEWS : TEN YEARS
SINCE MY last VISIT!
Also, a barry looking for a glenda...?
Wine Website Writer Mike Fernley (pictured right with you know
"I last attended Summer Wine previews in 1997 at the BBC studios
in Portland Place, London, ten years ago! Although I never
intended to leave it so long I have just never been able to
spare the time to venture southwards for one of these enjoyable
occasions, 'the former Mrs Fernley' wouldn't let me!!" Mike now
says that a 39 year old
"Barry" is all alone in
Lancashire and would really like to meet his
Glenda...keep on reading for more details!
Read his full and exclusive
report on the Mike Fernley page.
SUMMER WINE PREVIEWS BRING THE
CROWDS POURING IN
press! More photos added for you to
enjoy Tues Jan 30.
Over fifteen hundred people
attended the latest Last of the Summer Wine previews when they
were shown at the Leatherhead Theatre this weekend (Sat and Sun
20/21 January). Among the crowds was our very own Clive Eardley,
President of the Summer Wine Appreciation Society, read his full
report and see the sparkling photos.
Click here to visit
the Clive Eardley page.
A TALE OF TWO SWEATERS - 2006
AN AUDIENCE WITH PETER SALLIS
"...It was with great delight that I discovered that Peter was to make an appearance talking about his life in my
locality - Crosby Civic Hall in Crosby, Merseyside."
Summer Wine writer Mike Fernley
joins an audience with that man with the most distinctive voice.
Please click here for full
details and more photos.
PINEWOOD EVENT: MORE PHOTOS TO
PRESS: More photos added 16-10-06! Many
thanks to our roving Summer Wine reporter Gerald for a
marvellous set of sparkling photos and full report from Sunday's Summer Wine
Tribute event at the prestigious Pinewood Studios.
Click here to
view the photos on Gerald's page.
There was a lot of interest from fans spotting the hidden LOTSW
details in the superb original painting, below (click to
enlarge) by respected artist Keith Turley -
whose work can be found in many collections including
Studios - and was featured on the cover of the Summer Wine
Tribute brochure. The Summer Wine site was granted exclusive
permission to feature the stunning picture to fans across the
world. The original was sold at Sunday's event to a Summer Wine
COMPO STATUE PLANS FOR HOLMFIRTH
tUNE IN TONIGHT ON HOLMFIRTH tv!
into HolmfirthTV to see and hear well known Holmfirth figure Andrew
Bray (pictured right) of Holme Valley Business Association, talking
about the exciting plans to create a Holmfirth Heritage Garden
featuring a memorial to Compo as well as key references to
Holmfirth Past and Present, including Holmfirth Floods, Textile
Industry and Bamforth's Films and Postcards. Sponsors and public
donations are urgently needed. Can YOU help? For more details,
contact Andrew at Andrew's Greengrocers shop in Holmfirth, or
Holmfirth Tourist Information Office. More details on our new TV
Tune in - and enjoy!
URGENT: We are looking for sponsors of HolmfirthTV to
help expand our film content of Holmfirth and Summer Wine.
Please contact Patrick via
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting
this unique innovation.
GLORIOUS SUMMER WINE AUDIO INTERVIEWS
reporter Mike Wallbank conducting another radio interview with the
Summer Wine stars in Holmfirth.
You're not going to believe these! Regular fans to the Summer Wine
site will remember we tested a couple of "vintage" audio interviews
with Compo and Cleggy a year or two back, which proved so popular
that the resulting downloads nearly caused the SW site to crash!
Well now - in an exciting link-up between Summer Wine Online and
freelance reporter Mike Wallbank - we have extended the range of
audio interviews for you to download and enjoy this summer.
Thora Hird (Edie), Gordon Wharmby (Wesley), Stephen Lewis (Smiler)
and show producer Alan JW Bell are among the fantastic audios lined up. So
pour yourself a cuppa, pull up a chair and sit back and enjoy the
rich and distinctive voices of Compo and Clegg and other
famous characters from the series. Many
thanks to Mike (pictured above) - well known in the Holmfirth area,
having worked on the Express and Chronicle newspaper for many years
- for his tremendous enthusiasm and dedication to getting these
tapes online for our fans, across the globe, to enjoy.
Click here to visit Mike's download page.
THE WEBSITE TEAM - PLUS ONLINE HELP!
Meet the Team - click here
Read Pat's new page Patís
Pat answers your LOTSW questions on Pat's
Don't forget our LOTSW FAQs - click here
Pat's delicious Summer Wine recipes - click
Items from the Home Page can now be found on our News