IT was a record-breaker on our TV screens for decades.
And now it seems Last of The Summer Wine is still hitting the headlines.
With the demise of the longest-running TV sitcom after 39 years and 31 series, many thought that interest in the locations would be on the wane.
But that is far from the case.
Tourist office staff in Huddersfield and Holmfirth logged an amazing 65,324 inquiries about the show and its links with Holmfirth last year.
That is a staggering 178 requests every single day of the year and well up on the 61,000 inquiries of 2010.
Many were planning visits to the Holmfirth areas that featured so regularly in the show over the years.
Now, to meet demand about locations for the show in Holmfirth and its surroundings, Kirklees Council is launching a guide to ‘Summer Wine’ country to help people get the most out of their visit.
Holmfirth was the setting for a lot of the action in the show including Nora Batty’s steps and Sid’s Café, and nearby Jackson Bridge is the home to the White Horse Inn which featured in many episodes and whose interior was reproduced in the studio by the BBC .
At the height of its success the show was attracting 18.8m viewers and its repeats on cable and satellite channels can still attract up to five million.