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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 4 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 4 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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