Saturday, 3 September 2011

Whatever happened to Coronation Street's WARTS?

In last night's Corrie when the estate agent was showing the prospective buyer around Fred Elliott's empty butcher shop, Norris popped his oar in as an interested member of the Street's "Neighbourhood Watch".

Anyway, this got me wondering whatever happened to that other august body of Corrie business people, WARTS - Weatherfield Area Retail Traders Society? 

Fred was a leading light in that, and also the Square Dealers, and yet both networks seem to have been forgotten about despite the fact that the Street depends on small businesss to survive and there's no business network to support any of them. 

Bring back WARTS!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved watching Fred and I wish sometimes that he was still on Corrie or just now and again even.


However seperate to the above, can anyone tell me just what has happened to the page that people write comments on about the last episode shown of each Corrie? I came on here today thinking there would be something written about last night's episodes.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see someone like Pam get a shop and do some of her 'scams' with Tyrone. That would be fun to watch.

Maybe Pam's Pound Shop!

Anonymous said...

The whole square dealers business was terrible and one of my all time least favourite storylines- pure silliness- Micky

Anonymous said...

I had completely forgotten about these mystic organisations. Obviously, so have the scriptwriters. It's needs a character like Fred to make them work though.

Tvor said...

The Square Dealers was a hoot though, all very hush hush and Masonic-like.

I think WARTS still exists in some form. Didn't Audrey meet Lewis at a Christmas do that had to do with the WEeathefield traders?

Humpty Dumpty said...

Anonymous at 20.36 made me think that Brian could take on the 'Fred' role in relation to WARTS. That's assuming they get the greengrocers. And wouldn't Julie look fab in one of her dresses when she escorts him to the Annual do.

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