Thursday, 3 December 2015

Coronation Street Blog visit to the Christmas Corrie Tour

We're just back from an overnight stay in Manchester with the Coronation Street Blog team, where we visited the Corrie Tour for a final time. 

I have uploaded some pictures to the Blog's Facebook page here.

Tour guide Jonny Grimshaw playing 'Guess the wedding dress!'
Our tour guide was Jonny Grimshaw, who also works as an extra on Coronation Street. It was quite an emotional evening as we walked the cobbles, knowing it would be for the last time.  The set visit closes at the end of this month so if you'd like to go and haven't yet got your tickets, you might want to do that right now!

After our visit to the cobbles, our Blog Team all went to the pub for some gossiping and a half pint of stout. We sat in the snug at The Old Grapes, a pub once owned by Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth. 
Jennie McAlpine with the Blog team at Annie's restaurant in Manchester
Then we went to Annie's restaurant for dinner.  Annie's is owned by Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fiz on Corrie, and her partner Chris Farr.  What a wonderful surprise we had when we went into Annie's to find Jennie there waiting to meet us!  I was rather star-struck, it's fair to say, but Jennie was lovely and was only too happy to have photographs taken with our team.

What a wonderful day we had on the tour and at Annie's, it really was fantastic.

The Fizz Bomb dessert at Annie's restaurant
 

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4 comments:

Tvor said...

Wonderful!

maggie muggins said...

Yes, and I want a bite of that Fiz Bomb dessert!

Aussie Pete said...

Was lovely to finally meet you face to face Glenda! Hope to keep in touch!

C in Canada said...

I wonder who's wedding dress that was?

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