She Will Be Missed

Adanor

Dedicated Member
Rhea Feikin is probably not a name that will be recognized, but here in the US, she has been with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for 4 decades and she has recently announced her retirement. Of course the most notable thing is that they have been running LOTSW like forever, every afternoon. So let's wish her well as she enters this new stage in life.
 

Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
I'm in the UK, but I subscribe to the MPT newsletter so I know they're big exponents of British TV programmes. The newsletter is really interesting as I learn things about British culture that I didn't even know myself! Sad news.
 

captain clutterbuck

LOTSW Fanatic
I am not familiar with the Lady or the Channel but anyone who works in TV for the same Station for 4 decades clearly she loves the job and is dedicated to her profession . Ms Feikin deserves all the plaudits she will undoubtedly richly receive . Thank you for bringing it to our attention Adanor.
 

Marianna

Dedicated Member
Last Of The Summer Wine in the USA? Wow.
I wonder what they think of it.
"They"?!! Just as in the UK, those of us who enjoy it do so thoroughly, some of us to the point where we exercise black-belt frugality for most of the year in order to travel to Holmfirth and lodge there for up to a week with day excursions to Marsden and Slaithwaite, just to walk in the characters' footsteps. Of course, just as in the UK, those who don't enjoy it loathe it. There's no geographically-based "us and them" involved.
 

Barrychuckle

Dedicated Member
"They"?!! Just as in the UK, those of us who enjoy it do so thoroughly, some of us to the point where we exercise black-belt frugality for most of the year in order to travel to Holmfirth and lodge there for up to a week with day excursions to Marsden and Slaithwaite, just to walk in the characters' footsteps. Of course, just as in the UK, those who don't enjoy it loathe it. There's no geographically-based "us and them" involved.
I think your dedication is second to none! Do you have anywhere similar to the Dales in the US? I imagine New England may have ?
 

Marianna

Dedicated Member
I think your dedication is second to none! Do you have anywhere similar to the Dales in the US? I imagine New England may have ?
Maybe not so much dedication as a strong need to spend time in my favorite place on earth. In addition to an attachment to the Holme Valley, it's a reasonable bus ride from Holmfirth to Wakefield to spend a few hours with friends there who can no longer travel to Holmfirth. The attraction to Holmfirth began with LOTSW, was strengthened by the beauty of the Holme Valley scenery, and cemented by my enjoyment of most of the people I've met there.

The area of south central New York State about 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border where I was born, brought up and still live is somewhat similar to Malhamdale, the only one of the Yorkshire Dales that I'm at all familiar with. Many years ago, I spent a week walking there and a few years ago another week on an in-the-field photography workshop. Both areas were formed by the action of glaciers, but Malhamdale is rockier and the slopes are steeper than in this area. I'm not very familiar with New England, except for central Boston, Cambridge around Harvard University, and Mount Desert Island, off the coast of Maine, so I can't knowledgeably compare the region with the Dales.

As for the rest of the country, I'm somewhat familiar the largest cities, having attended professional conferences that required at least 20,000 hotel rooms. I took a few days' vacation before or after each one in order to explore, so my familiarity is merely that of a tourist.
 

mikey1965uk

Member
I used the word they in a respectful sense and certainly not in a disrespectful sense. I'm sorry you misinterpreted my message which actually was very clear. I was merely pointing out that LOTSW is most definitely British and although America has a connection with Britain, in many ways it's culturally different hence why I u'sed the word they. Holmfirth is only twenty minutes away from me. I'll go for another drive when all this coronavirus stuff is hopefully over. It's literally just over the hill. Over 'n Out. Say hello to my local Wood Pigeon.
 

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Adanor

Dedicated Member
Although I've never been to Merry Old England, I like to form pictures or impressions. I'll watch different British shows and try to assemble different areas into a mental map. I've enjoyed watching LOTSW for the scenery, Escape to the Country for a view of different countrysides and how people decorate their country houses, Morse and Lewis for views of Oxford, and Midsomer Murders for views of the nearby countryside. And Penelope Keith does a lovely travelogue. And of course, Rick Steves does a lovely overview of what to visit.
 
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