LAST OF THE
50 GOLDEN SUMMERS
26TH - 28TH MAY
About The Celebration
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Roy Clarke's Last of the Summer Wine, Britain's much loved and longest running sitcom. Across 295 episodes, the series introduced us to countless characters and provided countless laughs.
To celebrate, the town of Holmfirth (where the series was filmed for 37 years) is laying on a weekend of celebratory events for fans of all ages. There is no better time to join us and walk in the wellysteps of Compo, pay a visit to Nora Batty's steps, and gather together with like-minded fans of the show.
Our programme of events is still being finalised, but below you will find some of the offerings planned so far. To help as many people celebrate Last of the Summer Wine's 50th Anniversary as possible, there will be a mix of ticketed and non-ticketed activities.
All events are subject to schedule commitments and timing changes. Check back regularly for updates.
Join us on stage as we interview some of the performers who helped bring Last of the Summer Wine to our screens. With Tommy Cannon, Jonathan Linsley, Stuart Fell, David Fenwick, and Maggie Ollerenshaw
Join actor Jonathan "Crusher" Linsley as he guides you through a career that has taken him from Holmfirth to Hollywood and beyond. Includes audience Q&A.
Join professional models for silly snaps across the weekend and have your picture taken alongside Edie's beautiful Triumph, as driven by Thora Hird in the series.
Local Greengrocer Andrew Bray presents an intimate talk looking back on his friendship with Bill Owen and other members of the Last of the Summer Wine cast and production team.
Darren Williams' love for the show started in 1990 and some three decades later he has come to Holmfirth to unveil a passion project four years in the making. Join him in Holmfirth library for an informal talk about this unique and creative endeavour.
Across the Festival Weekend and beyond, local businesses will be offering special anniversary treats, including specially commissioned cakes, ales, and gins.
Join us for informal drinks in bars at the centre of town, sampling some of the festival's special creations and taking in some of the series' locations to boot!
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26-28 MAY, 2023