And so after our gentle stroll around the lake on Saturday, we drove into Holmfirth for a little look around.
Holmfirth is a very pretty and old market town in the Holme Valley - which is an exceptionally steep valley! It still has a lot of the old mill houses which have been turned into unique and very pretty houses still lived in.
The old studio's of Bamforth & Co are now derelict, but it is a fabulous building. Bamforth & Co were originally film makers, but then in a change of direction, they manufactures the saucy seaside postcards that were very popular in the early 1960's.
Holmfirth had a bit of a revival in the 1980's when the popular TV Comedy "Last of the Summer Wine" was filmed here. Lots of lovely little individual shops were opened up and down the cobbled streets around the town, but sadly a lot of these are now closed. It seems that this down turn in the economy goes on and on.
A couple of fab little second hand book shops and plenty of gorgeous cafes remain though.
You may recognise "Sid's Cafe" from the series.
And of course Norah Batty's steps - now the "Wrinkled Stocking" cafe.
We had a lovely stroll around the town - it was so nice to get out in the Spring like weather. xxxx