Re: Blake Butler--according to Peter Sallis's autobiography, "Fading into the Limelight", Blake
Butler (aka 'old shagnasty' 'bloody Wainwright') passed away some years ago. Butler is listed
on page 207, along with other Summer Wine allumni, i.e. Michael Bates, who was the first cast
member to pass on. Next listed is Blake Butler and then Rosemary Martin (Mrs. Partridge--the
other librarian). While no exact date is given, it is known that Rosemary Martin passed away
in 1998, aged 62. Since Butler predeceased her, 1997-98 is the last date he could still be
living. Hope this helps.
No no disrespect to Blake Butler, but could this gentleman be responsible for the invention of two of the UK's greatest ever comedy characters? As in Inspector Blake and Stan Butler? Was he known to The Two Ron's, Cheney and Wolfe?
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