Brian Wilde 1927-2008 born in Ashton-under-Lyne and lived here at 43 Montague Road during his early childhood.
Best known for his BBC Television role as Prison Officer Barrowclough in 'Porridge' and Corporal Walter 'Foggy' Dewhurst in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
Trained at RADA, his career encompassed stage, radio, film and television for over half a century.
Brian George Wilde (13 June 1927 – 20 March 2008) was an English actor, best known for his roles in television comedy, including Mr Barrowclough in Porridge and "Foggy" Dewhurst in Last of the Summer Wine. His lugubrious world-weary face was a staple of British television for forty years.