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Names Database

The Summer Winos Names Database has been compiled by Iain Bacon and is a listing of unseen characters mentioned in passing throughout Last of the Summer Wine‘s history. We’ll be adding to this over time!

In some cases, surnames for main character relatives have been added based on logical deduction. If a character is referenced in more than one episode, more than one listing for them will appear.

 

COMEDY PLAYHOUSE: LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE (AKA “OF FUNERALS AND FISH”)

NAME

EPISODE

DESCRIPTION

Mrs Simmonite

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

“No wonder his missus went off with that Pole” a neighbour says as Compo make suggestive comments to Nora. Later, Clegg asks Compo “Where’s you missus now?”  “Oh, I’ve no idea. I don’t even know if she’s alive. Do ya reckon we meet up again, up there, afterwards? Compo asks. “Afterwards?” Clegg enquires.

Mrs Blamire

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

Compo used to bully Blamire because his mother dressed him in a velvet suit wanting to give him a start in life when they lived in Hardwick Street.

Canon Jamieson

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

“He was a complex character, a tyrant 1 minute & yet more than democratic in his ways with the choirboys.” says Clegg as he looks at the Canon’s memorial plaque on the unused chapel wall which reads, “In memory of Canon Thomas Jamieson Born 1872 – Died 1948 Fear not to die Learn this of me No fearing death if good you be”.

Edith Clegg

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

“Solid Chapel” Blamire says. Clegg met her at the “Height of the depression.” “She was a good wife to you Clegg” Blamire adds & Clegg replies “By every definition. She nagged incessantly, she kept things spotless, you couldn’t fault ‘er.” “Oh I, she was chaste, but think on, she had certain natural advantages like that wart on her face & them serious bloomers.” Born in 1900 & more usually referred to as “Edie”, the 2 were married for 31 years, until her death in 1971, 2 years before the Pilot is set.

Mr Partridge

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

Married to the assistant librarian, Mrs. Partridge. Like to watch the “High Chapparal” on TV & drinks Ovaltine at night.

Bill Simmonite

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

An uncle of Compo’s, “The 1st attempted conscientious objector in the area.” Blamire says of the Simmonites “On the grounds that war interfered with his obligations to ‘er at Pogmore’s sweet shop. They’ve all been lay-abouts his lot.”

Frank Simmonite

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

Relative of Compo’s who “Went ta grammar school.” he claims, albeit at 11 o’clock 1 night “‘e left ‘is ‘omework behind.” Compo adds. “Here, not that same Frank who was later apprehended in Beaumont’s yard about to activate a contraceptive device?” Clegg enquires. “Aye, would be.” Blamire confirms with Compo’s reassuring nod. His wife left him when she gave him an ultimatum. “It was either ‘er or them (Frank’s ferrets) & ‘e knew ‘ow good she’d be down a rabbit ‘ole!” Compo explains to his cohorts.

Muriel Watson (nee Fairfax)

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

Once let a 9 or 10 year old Clegg be intimate with her “1 Tuesday in the sandpit.”, in Pringle Street. She let him “See her without her vest.” “Although it didn’t stop her marrying that bread man.” She later married a Watson from Dyer Avenue & now lives in Broomfield Road. “She works on t’milk. Ya must ‘ave seen ‘er.” Compo says. “Never without ‘er vest. Not since that once.” Clegg admits. “She goes to bingo” Compo adds.

Watson

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

From Dyer Avenue, married to Muriel Fairfax & both now live in Broomfield Road.

Dougie Eastwood

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

Both he & Compo could hear a toffee wrapper rustle at 40 feet. Believed girls had a trapdoor downstairs, which was  how “babbies were born.” Compo explains to his cohorts.

Susan Anderson

Pilot, “Of Funerals And Fish”

“Do you know how he (Compo) started his romantic career? Stuffing broken biscuits down Susan Anderson’s knickers.” Blamire says. Compo replies “Yeah, but that were research. That was just an excuse, you see, to see if it were true what Dougie (Eastwood had) said.” referring to Dougie’s idea that girls had trapdoors for the purpose of delivering babies.Text

 

One comment

  • November 10, 2020 1:10 amPosted 15 days ago
    Wayne Thompson

    I don’t remember how I stumbled upon “The Last of the Summer Wine” but I am so thankful that I did! The entire cast grew to feel like family to me. I hurt deeply at the loss of so many of them. In my “real life” it is much the same. My Father, Mother, Brother, and Sister are deceased. I am all alone now. Living on my own on my 9-acre plot in the country, and videos of the show do a lot to bring a smile and happiness into my life! I would love to visit the site of the show someday…must add that to my “Bucket List!”
    By the way…do you know what WINOS stands for? It is Women In Need Of Sanity!

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