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What's in a Name?

The Summer Winos Names Database is a partial listing of the many unseen (u) or rarely characters (s) with interesting nom de plumes mentioned in passing throughout Last of the Summer Wine‘s history. Due to the proliferation of nicknames, characters are listed alphabetically by their first name, be that real or imagined. We only started to take this seriously around the start of series five, so please feel free to leave suggestions for further entries in the comments section below.

Big thanks to Jakob1978 for throwing in some suggestions!

Auntie Annie (u) –  Started getting festive in August and had a propensity for biting strangers (Christmas, 1981)

Canon Jamieson (u) – A tyrant one minute, but more than democratic in his ways with the choirboys (Pilot)

Chuffa Enright (s) – Did brilliant duck impressions and used to roll about beneath Doreen Tattersill (Christmas, 1981)

Chunky Rumbelow (u) – the object of Eileen Watkins’ affections (5.6)

Chunky Wrigglesworth (u) – Used to very carelessly grab great handfuls of Foggy’s trousers, and who was famous for sitting on people at playtime. Had to get married and is now a dentist is Macclesfield (6.5)

Doggie (u) – Believed that girls had a trapdoor downstairs, which was how babies were born (Pilot)

Doreen Tattersill (u) – The cock of the school. Chuffa Enright used to roll about beneath her (Christmas, 1981)

Eileen Watkins (u) – In love with Chunky Rumbelow and a dead ringer for King Farouk of Egypt. Compo used to roll her down a hill (5.6)

Frank (u) – Relative of Compo who went to grammer school, albeit at 11 o’clock one night.. later apprehended in Beaumont’s yard about to activate a contraceptive device

Gloria Quarmby (u) – Compo remained in England during the war to ‘guard’ her (7.4)

Gordon Lippinscale (s) – Nicknamed Splotter (Christmas, 1981)

Lily Gilchrist (u) – Once picked up by Compo in the cafe (4.4)

Murdoch (u) – Drove like a lunatic (even after he was dead), and never looked right in his uniform (4.4)

Muriel Fairfax (u) – Clegg was intimate with her in a sandpit (she let him see her without her vest), later married a breadman (Pilot)

Nellie (u) – An incredibly prolific mother and possibly Compo’s sister (Christmas, 1979)

Nigel Hinchcliffe (u) –  Owner of a septic nose (6.6)

Noddy Hargreaves (u) – Schoolmate of Compo, Clegg and Foggy who was ‘always boasting he had the biggest’ (7.4)

Raymond Holcroft (u) – Bought a Boarding House in Maplethorpe (7.4)

Slack Edna (u) – Woman from whom Compo learnt his boozing skills from and who once accompanied him on a bat-hunting expedition (5.6)

Susan Anderson (u) – Compo started his romantic career with her, by stuffing broken biscuits down her knickers (Pilot)

Rosemary Hodgkins (u) – As a girl, Compo put a centipede down her blouse. She later moved to New Zealand (Christmas, 1979)

‘Thunder’ (u) – A schoolfriend of Compo’s, and an accomplice in the burial of a tin of ‘Yorkshire remains’ on the moors in 1932 (7.1)

Uncle Bill (u) – A relative of Compo. The first attempted conscientious objector in the area, on the grounds that war interfered with his obligations to her at Bogmoor sweet shop (Pilot)

 

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    October 3, 2012 1:38 pmPosted 5 years ago
    barmpot

    Are you going to back track to the Pilot to add to this useful list? Or are you hoping that we might provide this?

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      October 3, 2012 1:56 pmPosted 5 years ago
      Andrew T. Smith

      If we get time, we’ll look back through our notes on episodes prior to series five, but watching them again at this stage just isn’t practical. All submissions gratefully received.

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    October 6, 2012 1:19 amPosted 5 years ago
    jakob1978

    sounds interesting 🙂 although i’m a little confused, is it just a list of unseen characters? because both “Chuffer Enwright” and “Gordon Lippinscale” (whose nickname is Splutter, not Splotter) appear in the episode Whoops.

    As my first contribution (just cause it was on telly tonight), from “Flower Power Cut” (4.4))

    Murdoch – Drives like a lunatic (even after he’s dead), and never looked right in his Uniform.

    Lily Gilchrist – Once picked up by Compo in the Cafe.

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      October 6, 2012 12:58 pmPosted 5 years ago
      Andrew T. Smith

      Thanks, Jakob and you’re quite right, I shouldn’t have said unseen characters. We’re looking for either unseen or very rarely seen characters with interesting names. I’ll edit the list to include your suggestions and indicate who actually appeared on the show and who remained off screen.

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    October 8, 2012 11:58 pmPosted 5 years ago
    jakob1978

    There’s loads mentioned in the pilot –

    Canon Jamieson – A Tyrant one minute but more than democratic in his ways with the choirboys

    Compo’s Uncle Bill – The first attempted conscientious objector in the area, on the grounds that war interfered with his obligations to her at bogmoor sweet shop

    Our Frank – Relative of Compo who went to grammer school, albeit at 11 o’clock one night..later apprehended in Beumont’s yard about to activate a contraceptive device

    Muriel Fairfax – Clegg was intimate with her in a sandpit (she let him see her without her vest), later married a breadman.

    Susan Anderson – Compo started his romantic career with her, by stuffing broken biscuits down her knickers.

    Doggie – Believed that girls had a trapdoor downstairs, which was how babies were born

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      October 9, 2012 11:23 amPosted 5 years ago
      Andrew T. Smith

      If we made any money off this site, we’d have to put you on salary. Thanks!

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        October 10, 2012 9:33 amPosted 5 years ago
        jakob1978

        haha, no problems…any excuse to watch episodes again 🙂

        although thinking about these characters does throw up interesting thoughts…such as how many people were in their year at school, given how many different old school friends are named throughout the years of the show.

        But also, the reuse of unusual names. For example, is the Doggie (or Doggy) mentioned in the pilot, Doggy Barnes (from the S20 episode “Beware the Vanilla Slice) who was in dispute with Compo about who was the “Thumpidub” champion, or is it Doggy Wilkinson (played by Eric Sykes in the S28 ep “The Second Stag Night of Doggy Wilkinson”)

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    October 24, 2012 12:47 amPosted 5 years ago
    jakob1978

    Here’s the next lot 🙂 from episodes 1 and 2. I’ve put characters who are referred to in multiple episodes (or who are likely to be mentioned in multiple ones) at the top, with the episode number after the info that appeared in that ep.

    Edie Clegg – Solid Chapel, Clegg met her at the height of the Depression. A good wife by every definition – She nagged incessantly, and kept things spotless (Pilot), Clegg met her at a chapel tea. He asked for cream but she converted him to custard. She took hold of his arm during the hymns and that was the end of him sneaking out to the pub (1.1) Cut Corned beef thin, trimed with a bit of lettuce and cucumber (1.2)

    Blamire’s Mother – Wouldn’t let him play with lasses, mistrusted them ever since she saw Compo’s granny duffing up policemen. Struggled to bring him up nicely as a little poof (she never succeeded) (1.2)

    Compo’s Granny – Could See into the Future, used to read tea leaves (1.1) Used to duff up policemen, but only when she was drunk (1.2)

    Compo’s mother – Used to eat Insurance Men, knew a lot of sailors (1.2)

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    Compo’s Granny – Could See into the Future, used to read tea leaves

    Mostyn Lightfoot – Fell in love with all the Huddesfield Girls Highschool Netball Team except the goalie who reminded him of some film star he didn’t care for (possibly Wallace Beery). He couldn’t resist the squeak of their little PT shoes on the gym floor

    Adrian Poskitt – From Arthron Street. Went out Wednesday morning, right as rain but round about dinner time, he went off…just like that.

    Judd (Seen) – Old fashioned barber (the only one in the area that remembers short hair), knows who has died recently.

    Judd’s Wife – Not Glamourous (more horrible)

    Nora Fogarty – Someone (it’s unknown who Clegg is talking about) asked her for a lift of her skirt, which put an end to those rumous as to what she had printed on her underwear (which some said was the device of the Egg Marketing Board). Set him off on the wrong foot, he developed a penchant for funny women and was last seen loitering sadly outside Sugden’s Chemist

    Eric – relation of Compo’s, The Police still miss him in court

    Charlie Harris (seen) – The trio have known him since he had gravy down his tie like everyone else, and used to make rude imitation posterior noises for the amusement of the Conservative Club Committee

    Eileen Harris – had to get married

    Mrs Morris – Sid has to partner her in the Dashing White Sergeant at the dance

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    Dudley – Compo’s relative who was nearly killed by a car when he was knocked off his bike (it was probably the owner who recognise his bike)

    Hilda Mason – Everone knew about her and the three yanks during the war…everyone knew it were rape but she were never prosecuted

    Hurley Bailey – went to Australia but came back because he couldn’t stand the beer

    Delphine Hackett – Her knicker elastic aided and abetted Compo in his use of an outsized marble and a catapult.

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      October 26, 2012 10:39 amPosted 5 years ago
      Andrew T. Smith

      Flamin’ Nora, you’ve been busy! Thanks for these. I shall try to incorporate them this week.

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        October 26, 2012 11:58 amPosted 5 years ago
        jakob1978

        haha, it’s a good excuse to watch the episodes again, but also i’ve discovered the trick of extracting the subtitles to a txt file, then i can just skim through looking for names and then skip to that part of the ep to get the context 😀

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    August 13, 2017 6:46 pmPosted 1 year ago
    Iain Bacon

    Don’t forget Seymour’s Ukrainian school cook Helga who did a duff that filled the little men, mentioned in “The Heavily Reinforced Bottom” and Jackie Pillsworth and his wife, Annie, brought up when Jackie was glimpsed as he quickly past the trio dress as Santa and is ex of Northern Dairies in “Merry Christmas Father Christmas”.

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    August 14, 2017 8:26 amPosted 1 year ago
    Iain Bacon

    Some additions to the list if you want them:
    Bill Henry “Duffy” Duffield: u: Died 6 months earlier whilst delivering 112 Chicken Kievs falling out of an aeroplane at the airport where he worked. The trio do the 3 pubs challenge, a cycle wake involving 3 pints in each pub. “When You Take A Good Bite, Yorkshire Tastes Terrible”
    Mavis Hinchcliffe: u: Bill Henry Duffield’s widow, previously a fake shorthand writing Mavis Hinchcliffe from Alderson Street, who often came home without things on her shopping list because she couldn’t read it! “When You Take A Good Bite, Yorkshire Tastes Terrible”
    Cathleen: u: Mavis’ sister, made a very good marriage because of always having to wear white gloves as she had eczema. “When You Take A Good Bite, Yorkshire Tastes Terrible”
    Roman Beckenshnieder: u: Soon to marry Mavis & considered a moderate drinking security guard who expertly looks after his Smith & Wesson. “When You Take A Good Bite, Yorkshire Tastes Terrible”
    Brunhilde: u: Compo’s wartime ATS girlfriend. “Deep In The Heart Of Yorkshire”
    Gladwin: u: Compo sees Gladwin as a love rival for Nora when he sends her a postcard from Tenerife. Clegg thinks that with a name like that he must be Welsh & worries Compo about his ability to serenade Nora. “From Audrey Nash To The Widow Dilhooley”
    Mr. Brooster: u: Compo has the offer to attend the Millennium Remembrance ceremony withdrawn by Mr. Brooster from the veteran’s association when he realises how scruffy Compo is. “Last Post And Pigeon”
    Wilbur Muscroft: u: Miserable old sot, devoid of friends & fated to be buried with only his wife, funeral services personnel & the Vicar present until Billy Ingleton’s diesel van mounted fair ground organ breaks down on the way to being the main draw for the ladies charity event in Huddersfield Fair. “A Musical Passing For A Miserable Muscroft”
    Mrs. Muscroft (played by Megan James): r: The lonely widow who is surprisingly pleased about Billy’s organ’s mishap during the middle of the funeral service. “A Musical Passing For A Miserable Muscroft”
    Mrs. Rimmington (played by Sylvia Hamer): r: Toby Mulberry-Smith’s Golf stratery planning partner whom Barry finds together in a car way out in the countryside. “A Musical Passing For A Miserable Muscroft”
    Widow Audrey Winstanly (Nee Needham) (played by an uncredited actress): r: Clegg’s writing his memoirs, but is having trouble remembering names, particularly of a tallish girl from school with blonde pigtails, glasses & black lips. Ivy & Nora identify the girl as Audrey Needham, now the widow Winstanly, who often did handstands & chewed liquorice. “Variations On A Theme Of The Widow Winstanley”
    Old Zachary: u: Auntie sold a mahogany bedroom suite to the 96 year old & wants it back after his death “employing” Entwistle to help. “Variations On A Theme Of The Widow Winstanley”
    Hubert: u: Not human, Billy Ingleton’s beloved deceased hamster; he buried him in a gravy granules tin. Revealed to Miss. Davenport in the Library. “Variations On A Theme Of The Widow Winstanley”
    Aubrey (played by Col Farrell): r: Clegg’s cousin (by marriage). After taking “a little job” offers Clegg a discounted kitchen & later takes charge of Clegg’s life, teaching him upholstery until he’s challenged to a hill cycle race when Alvin & Billy Hardcastle break him in the pub despite his muscular calves. “Follow That Bottle” & “How To Remove A Cousin”
    Mr. Sanderson (played by Stephen Thorne): r: Has Christmas lunch with Barry & Glenda whilst continually discussing his bowels & the acid his stomach will produce. He goes on to describe his jungle exploits whilst bouncing up & down on the sofa doing jungle animal impressions. “A Tale Of Two Sweaters”
    Edgar B. Westbury: u: A Truly tale told over Christmas dinner at Alvins about his Police days in the Vice Squad when Edgar was hit by a number 22 Peckham bus, with the pathologist involved saying Westbury had the healthiest looking kidneys he’d ever seen. “A Tale Of Two Sweaters”
    Mr. Waddle: u: Marina compares Howard to a Mr. Waddle, who’s a flash dresser & treats her better. “Happy Camping”
    Captain Illingworth MC: u: Truly heads a search for an old Co-Op Regional Manager from 1937 who Clegg worked under in his youth. “The Afterthoughts Of A Co-Op Manager”

    Hope that doesn’t look too confusing & can be deciphered for the names database if you’re still doing it. All my very best, Iain.

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    June 16, 2018 6:36 amPosted 3 months ago
    Iain Bacon

    I’ve pulled together a spreadsheet of all (I think it’s all!) names ever spoken about, acquaintance, school pals from the past, local characters, and just about anyone ever referred to over the whole 295 episodes. Should anyone want access to it, please feel free to ask & I’ll place it in my cloud drive so you can get it & do what you want with it. It’s part of an extensive list of episode summaries, characters/actors in each episodes, a time line of characters & vehicles used, cast & crew information (including photos), main character briefings/details, some interesting main character information presented in the different episodes (in both episode & name order), the above mentioned occasionally mentioned/ never seen character list (in episode & name order). Café menu details, local shop details, names Compo calls the 3rd man (& some others) & some main general notes from each episode. There’s 2 additional spreadsheets that show details & photos of vehicles used, by who & how often. (This is still a work in progress & not yet complete). Also a vast spreadsheet full of snapshots of the different episodes, I haven’t explored the copyright issues in this, but it’s for the use of the fans and not meant for any sale/resale & is also still a work in progress. If you want to view any of this, it’s all put together using Microsoft’s Office 2010. Good luck & all the best wishes from an old tyke, I enjoy the blog & the programmes very much.

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      June 16, 2018 9:55 amPosted 3 months ago
      Bob Fischer

      Sounds amazing Iain – I’d love to see it!

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        June 19, 2018 3:50 amPosted 3 months ago
        Iain Bacon

        My pleasure, if you contact me directly via iainmbacon@hotmail.com I’d be very pleased to give you access. Just hope it proves useful to you &/or anyone else.

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      July 5, 2018 4:52 pmPosted 2 months ago
      Rachael

      I second Bob’s comment; I’d love to see that spreadsheet! It sounds like the very one I’ve always wanted to make and haven’t gotten around to yet… 😉

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    August 2, 2018 5:35 amPosted 1 month ago
    Iain Bacon

    Rachael, (or anyone else that may want the spreadsheet) please email me on iainmbacon@hotmail.com & I’ll send you the link so you can pull it off my cloud storage. (Note to Bob & Drew, don’t worry about me being spammed guys, just want the information to get out to folk, hope you don’t mind me doing it this way).

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