Monday, 30 May 2022

Book, movie or TV Show set in or near your town

 I had a tough time with this topic from Long and Short Reviews. I live in Yorkshire, and I suppose the obvious answer is to go with the Brontes for books since they lived around here, but I seem to think of them every time. I wanted to think of something different this time.

Then I remembered the show Last of the Summer Wine.

I gave up watching it years ago, but I've visited Holmfirth where it was set. Essentially it was a gentle comedy about three retired men (in the case of one, possibly never having had a job at all) having fun in the Yorkshire countryside. I stopped watching after Compo died and they tried to diversify the cast, but I remember it as being funny in an inoffensive sort of way.

And Holmfirth is a lovely little village which is well worth visiting, even if you aren't walking around going "I recognise that!"

So what has been set near your town?

10 comments:

  1. I remember that show...loved it! If I ever get back to the UK I would love to make a special trip to Holmfirth. My post is here if you want to stop by.

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  2. Not familiar with the show is it on BritBox?

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    1. Good question - I don't have BritBox so I'm not sure, but it sounds like the kind of thing they'd get.

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  3. I never heard of the that show. Then again I'm not from the UK.
    I'm not sure if I had any thing film near my hometown.

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    1. I don't think it would be shown outside the UK - I think the accents would throw people.

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  4. I've never heard of this show either, but it sounds like it'd be a good one.

    My post.

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    1. It's quite tame by today's standards but I always liked it.

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  5. I do not know that one, but I've seen very little of Yorkshire outside of York itself.

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    1. If you ever get the chance you should have a further look around Yorkshire - it's a lovely place.

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