Riddle Of Car In Sea

Let’s begin by watching a nice little trailer for First Of The Summer Wine, in which Peter Sallis plays Norman Clegg’s father, and Maggie Ollerenshaw plays his mother.

Of course, there’s one shot that really fascinates me. This one:

That’s the Daily Mirror from Monday 31st July 1939.

Here’s the full back page in all its glory.

Daily Mirror – Monday 31 July 1939

Except it’s not quite the same. Either the prop department has tinkered with the Wedding story headline, and moved some images around, or they have a different edition than the one in the archive.

Anyway, here’s the front page.

The series is set between May and December of 1939, so this paper is a well chosen prop.

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