Memories of old Portchester in pictures | Nostalgia

They could easily have been an early incarnation of Compo, Foggy and Clegg.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 2:35 pm
Last of the summer wine bench. From left: Mr Carter, Mr Jerome, William Cooper and Mr Budd (Buddy). Mr Cooper and Mr Budd lived in Newtown. Picture: Courtesy of Joan Brameld (nee Savage). Her grandfather was Mr Cooper.

For Last of the Summer Wine might have taken its inspiration from this picture of four Portchester gents sitting and watching the world go by. It was probably taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

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