Compo character jug produced by Peggy Davies Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1988 on commission by a retailer in Holmefirth, England and using its Prestige Jugs tradename. William Simmonite, better known by his nickname of Compo from unemployment compensation, as in the phrase "he's on the compo", was a character in the world's longest-running sitcom, "Last of the Summer Wine". Despite never actually divorcing his wife, he has an unrequited love for his neighbor of many a year, Nora Batty. Despite constant reminders that it would never happen or, in earlier days, that she was married, Compo persisted in his attempts to elope with Nora. However, he may only like Nora because he knows it won't progress further. When he thought that Nora's downtrodden husband, Wally, had left her and emigrated to New Zealand, he was originally going around in Wally's old clothes and tidying up. Although Nora often gives Compo the hard end of her broomstick, she does often display concern or kindness towards him. A squirrel forms the handle of the jug.
Last of the Summer Wine Pair