Saturday, 19 February 2011

Where in Weatherfield

Armed with the tram crash DVD, I decided to get some screenshots of Weatherfield and decipher what is where, and where is what in Weatherfield. To make the images larger, just click on them.

These locations seem to fit into the previous appearances on the show, the large sprawling park will be the Red Rec, according to older maps, Tile Street is behind Victoria Street, and the same with Queen's Precinct, which according to the older maps is a diamond shaped gathering of streets.

In this screenshot I uncovered the truth about Rosamund Street's strange viaduct, and I point out where Corrie's twin street, Jubilee Terrace is, also it seems this angle is looking in the direction of Greater Manchester.

12 comments:

Seanie :) said...

Thanks for these, I always wondered whether the images from the Live matched older Maps in my Weatherfield Life book.

Did I remember reading somewhere that Jubilee Terrace was supposed to a big, modern area ?

Cobblestone said...

Can that really be Freshco's thjough? I remember Reg Holdsworth laying on a free minibus to shuttle residents away from Alf's Mini-Market to Freshco's, but if it's just behind maudsley St, it hardly seems worth the diesel!

Chewy said...

Good point, from its shape I assumed it was but you might be right :)

maggie muggins said...

I recall many times over the years when characters took a car to get somewhere that seemed should be within walking distance.

Thanks for the shots, Chewy.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. The shots seem to be in higher definition than the other photos of Weatherfield that are on t'interweb. Good stuff! I agree with Freshcos though, if it were there, then surely the corner shop would have hardly any business.

Chewy said...

Here's the clean versions I took of Weatherfield (no writing)
http://i55.tinypic.com/116opxz.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/2a2kqr.jpg

Cobblestone said...

Could it possibly be Bessie Street Juniors? Don't have my Weatherfiels Life book to hand to check how far up Rosamund Street the school is.
Interestingly, that's a pretty major road on the other side of Maudsley St; presumably one most residents would drive along when approaching & leaving Coronation St.
And what's that huge, mill-like building behind the Medical Centre? It's almost as large as Nuttalls' Brewery.

Chewy said...

I think its an old warehouse, now part of Victoria Court

Anonymous said...

Len's yard, last seen in the Alan Bradley late 1980's era, was supposed to have been in Mawdsley Street. I wonder where, and what it is now?

Cobblestone said...

I think some time ago they did a revisionist switcheroo, when Rita claimed the builders' yard currently occupied by Own Armstrong, and then by Charlie Stubbs, was Len's old yard, which it clearly was not.

By the way, anyone notice the number of windows and the door in the gable end of Mawdsley St (Viaduct end). Made me wonder what it had been converted into. Anyone know if Mawdsley St contains any shops - considering Coronation Street has a pub & shop (and later salon, news agents', factors & garage) I've long since had a burning curiosity about Mawdsley St, because surely it's inhabitants would be regulars in The Rovers and would know all the Corrie residents as well as they know themselves. Didn't Minnie & her mother live there originally?

Splash said...

Where's the boating lake in the Red Rec?

Rhoda said...

I don't think there's a boating lake in the red rec! That's in a park. Where I grew up (East Manchester) we also had a red rec - it was red because it was the remains of red brick houses that had been bombed in WWII which were then flattened to make a recreation ground.

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