Monday, 2 May 2011

Blackpool Corrie traditions

Steve and Tracy were in Blackpool yesterday. Some liked it, some hated it, but one thing is true. Coronation Street has a long tradition of doing location shoots in Blackpool, one of, if not *the* most favourite seaside holiday spots in the Northwest.

In the old days, it was a community event, with everyone piling on the charabanc (bus/coach), paddling in the sea, having a cuppa in a tatty little caff. There were stolen kisses and even the occasional marraige proposal and through the years, even those traditions continued. In 2000, Tyrone asked Maria to marry him at the top of the Tower!

The Mirror has a list of all the times that Corrie went to Blackpool here. Some visits were brief and some carried a storyline over up to a week or more. There's one that's missing, however, when Tracy, Ray and Deirdre took Amy to Blackpool when he returned to connect with his daughter, just before he died.

One of my favourite Blackpool sojourns was the time Rita went with the Websters and they saw Vera there with Lester Fontayne! What was your favourite Blackpool storyline?


Frosty the Snowman said...

Its good to have a story "away from the set" but Sunday's was extremely poor, badly acted and very contrived. A real shame as many were looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Favourite blackpool moment? Why the tram of course!

Anonymous said...

My fave Blackpool storyline is when Rita, Mave and Bet Lynch all went on holiday there together back in 1985.

I think this was the first time they'd done a major storyline in the seaside resort.

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