Remembrance Day for Helen Herriot (Joan Wight) Joan Catherine Danbury Wight died today, Jul 14, 1999. She was the inspiration for Helen Herriot.
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i have looked and searched and can not find one photo of joan wight(helen herriot)why is that? i love the books mr. wight wrote…but, there are no
photos of his wife. why not??? and if there are, where would i find them?
You can find a picture of Joan Wight, as well as a few more historical family photos at:
You can find several picture’s of Mrs.Wight , Joan Danbury , in the book of her son , A memoir of my father
There are photos of her in the son’s book, The Real James Herriot
I love all the books & the series, bit reading up on tonights episode, it says that James has a new girlfreind as he struggles to ‘get over Helen, I know she didnt die in his books…unless I missed one. Curious. Waiting for it to start in half hour
Read the books in late 70s and I felt like part of the family gave warm cozy feeling of warmth. My father also read his books & when my mom & him went to England late 80,s he made a trip to see James Herriots place. Alf Wight had a special way of touching people and still does. Enjoying TV series showing on PBS they did great job matching actors with characters. We really needed this series with all the stuff going on in the world. Wish life was more simpler and loving. Best wishes to all our English family friends.