Thursday, 15 June 2017

Who lives where in Coronation Street (1/2)

This week, our blog editor Glenda posted about the 5 Weatherfield locations that we no longer see, and asked if anybody would do a post about who lives where in the show currently, following a rapid change in residents living arrangements in recent weeks. I've took it upon myself so here goes - let me know if I have anything wrong!

Rovers Return Inn
Well Kate Oates has teased that there will be a new name above the door at the Rovers this Summer but currently it's just Steve and Liz McDonald who live here. We know there are two bedrooms upstairs at the pub, but it makes me wonder where Amy sleeps when she stays over. Perhaps she has a bed in one of the rooms, or sleeps in that random living room that appeared upstairs in the late 2000s.

No. 1 Coronation Street
Ken Barlow, the house's inhabitant for best part of the show's on-screen history (1972-74, 1976-90, 1995 onwards). He lives here with his adopted daughter Tracey, and her daughter Amy. We recently saw the living room at No. 1, which is Amy's bedroom.

No. 2a Coronation Street
Maria Connor and her son, Liam Jnr. live here above Audrey's Salon. Michelle Connor was living here but moved out recently after a falling out. Aidan Connor has also spent one too many nights here recently, though not to fiancée Eva's knowledge.

No. 3 Coronation Street
As Emily is in Peru, Norris Cole is renting her bedroom out to lodger Sean Tully for company. Oh how I wish we could see more scenes from inside No. 3! Just think of the hilarity...

No. 4 Coronation Street
The one with the moving staircase, No. 4 has been home to Cllr. Sally Metcalfe since she swapped houses with the Peacock's back in 2008. She lives here with her husband Tim, and daughters Rosie and Sophie from her previous marriage to Kevin Webster. Her sister Gina Seddon moved into the house recently, meaning Rosie and Sophie have had to go back to sharing a bedroom!

No. 5 Coronation Street
Tenant Chesney Brown is currently sleeping on the sofa after the return of wayward ex-girlfriend Sinead Tinker earlier this month. Her auntie Beth and Beth's husband Kirk Sutherland also live here, alongside Beth's son Craig. I really do wonder where they all sleep in this house, does Craig share a bedroom with his mum and stepdad? It's also worth noting that No. 5 has a fantastic brick fireplace that we never see anymore.
No. 6 Coronation Street
It was our blogger Graeme who noticed in 2014 that the house was cursed, and that was probably something to do with the wallpaper that had been up donkeys years. Luckily, the Nazir family tastefully revamped the house and built an orangery on the back of it last year, but the house still remains cursed. Relative newly-weds Zeedan and Rana Nazir live here with house owner, Zeedan's grandmother Yasmeen and kebab shop worker Cathy Matthews. Does any reader know where Cathy's nephew Alex Warner lives? I was sure that he'd also moved to No. 6 but his absence on the street recently suggests not.

No. 7 Coronation Street
The front of No. 7 collapsed due to a dodgy beam all the way back in 1965, but was rebuilt in 1982 after many years of being rendered through the middle and replaced by a bench. The back half of this residence still dates back to when the street was built in 1902. Shop owner Dev Alahan lives here with his twins Aadi and Asha, and his girlfriend Erica Holroyd. The children's in house nanny Mary Taylor sleeps in the converted loft space.

No. 8 Coronation Street
Home to the Platt family since it was built, and currently owned by David Platt, No. 8 is also home to David's mother Gail, children Max and Lily, sister Sarah-Louise and her children Bethany and Harry. The garage of No. 8 was recently converted into another bedroom with en suite.

No. 9 Coronation Street
Tyrone Dobbs inherited this house from previous owner Jack Duckworth and lives here with his girlfriend Fiz Stape, with Hope and Ruby, their children from previous relationships. The living room at No. 9 is the girls' toy room, though Luke Britton and Freddie Smith have lodged here over the past year.

No. 10a Coronation Street
Rita Tanner's home above her pride and joy The Kabin. Lairy kebab shop worker Gemma Winter lives here too, and it wouldn't surprise me if Jenny Bradley came running back to No. 10a soon following troubles between her relationship with Johnny Connor.

No. 11 Coronation Street
The abode of Eileen Phelan and her evil husband Pat. Eileen's son Todd Grimshaw also lives here, alongside his boyfriend Vicar Billy Mayhew, who splits his time between No. 11 with Todd and the vicarage. Sean Tully used to live here for many years, sleeping in the front bedroom before moving in with Norris recently at No. 3. Shona Ramsey was staying at No. 11 until her recent departure - but she will be back soon. Will she have a place to stay though, as Billy's goddaughter Summer arrives in Weatherfield very soon.

No. 12 Coronation Street
The last resident of No. 12 was Julie Carp, but she left in 2012. To the best of our knowledge, nobody has lived here since!
No. 13 Coronation Street
I'm glad Kevin Webster is back at No. 13, afterall he did inherit it from Hilda back in 1987 and I always thought it was a shame that he swapped it with the Peacocks back in 2008. He lives here with girlfriend Anna Windass, his son Jack and Anna's adopted daughter Faye.

No. 15a Coronation Street
Troubled Daniel Osbourne is all alone in the flat above the corner shop now that his nephew Adam, ex-girlfriend Sinead and mum Denise have moved out.

...and I'm going to leave this blog post there, for now. I'll cover Victoria Street, Court and Rosamund Street in another post later in the week as I'm fearing now that this blog could go on, and on, and on. Just imagine what it'll be like when the extensions are added to the set!

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22 comments:

fairycake said...

Brilliant as always, Michael!
Hope all is well your way and that you enjoy a Blessed and Magical day!
Eden X

Maricha said...

Thanks Michael, this was an excellent and informative post.:-)

Tracey Eddy said...

Cathy mentioned in one scene that Adam was living in an assisted living building and he was loving it.

Corriegated Cardboard said...

Thank you for this blog post, Michael! i really enjoyed it, and the trip down memory lane remembering where everyone used to live. i look forward to the next instalment! i have to say that i do get rather confused about where people live, especially when they spend all of their onscreen time out of their home, for example gary is round at the platts so often i forgot he didn't live there!

David said...

Chesney doesn't own No.5, it's owned by an as-yet-unseen landlord.

Maricha said...

Wasn't it given to him by Cilla at some point? I was wondering about it during the Sinead break-up.
At any rate, if it's leased it's in his name since he decides who can live there.

MichaelAdamsUk said...

Thanks for that Tracey. I'll add information about Alex in the next post.

Scott Willison said...

Liz, Steve and Amy are all meant to have their own bedroom at the Rovers... and then Aidan lived there as well for a time!

MichaelAdamsUk said...

Thanks David, and thankyou to Corriepedia for help with the post. I'll edit the above later. I never considered that the Battersbys probably couldn't have afforded a mortgage when they moved into the street in 1997 so renting it from an unseen landlord would have been cheaper for them. Maybe the landlord is a descendant of the Wormolds?

MichaelAdamsUk said...

Perhaps the 'living room' upstairs was converted into a bedroom for Amy! Back in the 60s there was only two bedrooms upstairs (you can see the layout of the upstairs in the episode where Dennis lets the Sealions into the bath)

Come Back Emily said...

I think there are 3 bedrooms above the Rovers.

Alex is in assisted living despite being fine and able before!

abbyk said...

What a fun topic!

I thought Tyrone bought the house from Jack, or maybe Jack gave it him while he was still alive, with the understanding that he could live there as long as he liked.

Tvor said...

Ivy Tilsley Brennan owned Number 5. After she died, Don lived in the house but couldn't pay the mortgage so he lost the house. I don't remember if the council took it over, I think they did at the time but it may have been sold to a landlord at some point.

The Rovers is a moving target as far as rooms upstairs so. I can remember as far back as the 90s when there had to be four bedrooms there. We know all the houses on the old side have two bedrooms, the original small "box room" being converted to a bathroom in all of them over time. Tyrone's house how has a play room in the loft. Number 7 has the loft converted for Curly's telescope. Do the twins still share a room with Mary in the loft?

The flat where Maria lives has usually been noted as three bedrooms. And in the same building is the two bedroom flat over Streetcars around the back.

Yep, I wondered about Number 5 and where everyone sleeps.

popcorn said...

I thought #5 (Chesney's residence) was owned by the Council.

Rapunzel said...

Perhaps the configuration of the Rovers changed when it was rebuilt after the fire in the 1980s?

coconno196 said...

I sincerely hope Billy doesn't have the cheek to move Summer into Eileen's. She'd have to sleep in the bath!

Susan said...

Where does everyone sleep. In the Rovers these Steve & Liz , then Aiden was living there for a while, then Amy stays there then presumably Steve & Michelle baby was going to have a room. Presumably Cathy now sleeps in Alyas room now she has moved out. Kens place seems to have never ending bedrooms, wasn't Daniel, Adam and Peter living there to not so long ago. and the list goes on

Anonymous said...

I should hope that Billy would move back to the Vicarage if he's taking Summer in, since he and Todd are meant to be a responsible couple. I would also argue that Alex is likely better suited to assisted living since he was unable to hold a job and had a problem with alcohol while out on his own.

Where's Emily?? said...

After Ivey died didn't Nick inherit the house as long as he changed his name to Tilsley? Maybe Don bought it from Nick, but I do remember Ashley Peacock living with him at one time.

It's Eileens house that gets me...there are how many bedrooms?Two upstairs and one front room/bedroom downstairs

coconno196 said...

Never mind where they sleep. Where do they keep all their stuff? People live in a house with furniture, pots and pans, crockery, TVs, yet when they move all their worldly goods fit in a bin bag or small holdall...

Cathy said...

So true about the move coconno. Do you just move in and use the stuff that is left behind?

Rapunzel said...

In the movies, every driver finds a park straight outside the place they're visiting. So too, realism must give way to production logistics in Corrie. As has been noted in the post on locations not recently used, there are difficulties in filming scenes off set. Having people live and work on the Street addresses that practicality. We just have to be prepared to suspend disbelief to accommodate it.

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