Last of the Summer Wine

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relics – this happy bunch puts me in mind of Compo, Clegg, Foggy and Truly except this is Arzechena in Sardinia, not Holmfirth.  From their mischievous expressions you can believe there is a devious plot in the making.

Last of the summer wine

If truth be told, I never found Last of the Summer Wine particularly funny, I much preferred Dad’s Army. But, neither came close to Open All Hours or anything starring the late, great, Ronnie Barker; they are all, however, relics from a gentler time. (click on the image to enlarge)


  1. LaVagabonde · July 13, 2014

    Great shot, Robin. This made me smile. I wonder if my generation will look so at ease with the indolence of retirement.

    • northumbrianlight · July 13, 2014

      Many thanks Julie – I think the answer might be to retire to Sardinia 🙂

      • Mélanie · July 15, 2014

        yes… or any other island! 🙂

  2. Graham Stephen · July 13, 2014

    Spot on. And I’m with you on Dad’s Army. Used to like the Two Ronnies, too (apart from the little one’s armchair monologues, of course). And what about Eric and Ernie?

    • northumbrianlight · July 14, 2014

      Ah yes, Eric and Ern – there was a time when Christmas meant Morecambe and Wise – happy days.

  3. Gerry C. · July 13, 2014

    Love the photo. I wonder if today’s youngsters would be able to leave behind their high tech toys in exchange for a cool breeze, a glass of fine wine and a friendly game of bocce ball in the shade? Thanks for sharing.

    • northumbrianlight · July 14, 2014

      Thanks Gerry – after a lifetime hooked up to technology they will probably want that cool breeze and fine wine even more than we do. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. burgessart · July 14, 2014

    Loved all of them……especially Open All Hours. They recently made a follow up episode with Granville owning the business. Not as good but worth seeing if you are a lover of the old show.
    Good character photograph!

    • northumbrianlight · July 14, 2014

      I agree, Arkwright was the very best. The follow up just didn’t work without good old Ronnie B.

  5. Tina Schell · July 14, 2014

    Love this entry! I’m sure the boys would be a bit insulted to be called relics tho LOL!

    • northumbrianlight · July 14, 2014

      And rightly so Tina – one of them looks in almost better shape than me 😀

  6. Pit · July 14, 2014

    I liked “The Vicar of Dibley” and “Keeping up Appearances” a lot.

    • northumbrianlight · July 15, 2014

      Some of the better more recent sitcoms – there are not many.

      • Pit · July 15, 2014

        Neither are there many here in the US.

  7. littledogslaughed · July 15, 2014

    This is wonderful Robin-they do look like they are up to no good 😉

  8. restlessjo · July 16, 2014

    What a great ‘snap’! 🙂
    My husband watches endless reruns of Summer wine. And the news.
    Might be why I blog 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · July 16, 2014

      Thanks Jo. I have a similar addiction to Dad’s Army – the strange thing is I keep seeing ‘new’ ones. There must be 100s of episodes, that or I am becoming forgetful.
      I am kept away from the news – it brings out the Victor Meldrew in me (always lurking just beneath the surface 🙂

  9. Jo · July 21, 2014

    Fabulous shot, I love it.

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