This is Sid’s cafe, circa 1975, during series two of Last Of The Summer Wine. Again, just look at how run-down and bleak a place it is.
But I want to draw your attention to this dispensing machine on the wall.
Now, I know there can’t be a condom dispensing machine on the wall of small Yorkshire cafe, but it really does look like there’s a condom dispensing machine on the wall of a small Yorkshire cafe. Well, yes, on the studio set depicting a small Yorkshire cafe, I grant you.
So what is it? Rennie?
It makes no sense for there to be a condom dispensing machine on the wall of a small Yorkshire cafe. And yet.
What is it?
What’s it dispensing, if not prophylactics?