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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Corrie rocks Manchester Pride


Lots of fun in Manchester today! It's Pride weekend and the parade had a Coronation Street float in honour of the 50th anniversary! Sir Ian McKellen, formerly Mel Hutchright on Corrie, was the Grand Marshall.  The brightly coloured float was titled Queens of the Rovers and had various backstage crew and staff in drag as some of the most famous Weatherfield Women including Elsie Tanner, Bet Lynch, Hilda Ogden and (I think) Liz McDonald and Becky McDonald. I think there was an Ena Sharples as well but I didn't see her on the float. Yes, I know, I'm in Canada but there's a video clip on YouTube from the Manchester Evening News and it's also on their website here. Check out the other photos from the parade and lots of the Corrie float as well, under "View Gallery".

In the MEN video clip you can also see Debbie Rush, Jennie McAlpine, Shobna Gulati and Vicki Binns. There's another video clip by someone else that was in the crowd, that one is here and affords a look at the other side of the float where you can see Ian Puleston-Davies, Kym Marsh, Bev Callard and Antony Cotton.

Photo is copyright the MEN.

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Anonymous said...

In case it was hard to notice that was 'Sophie' & 'Sian' on the float in the pink wigs in that second clip!

Anonymous said...

I was in the crowd and got a big, friendly wave from Jennie (Fiz). Also amazed by the wonderful legs of Shobna (Sunita)! Best bit of the weekend was walking back to the hotel and glancing up a side-street only to see the corner shop!Needles to say, I wandered up for a sneaky look!

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