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Saturday, 28 June 2014

The best bitch ever on Coronation Street


Eccles has had a lot of air time this week and even a storyline of her own.  So it's time to take a look at the best bitch there's ever been on Coronation Street.

Have all of the other dogs there have ever been on Corrie been male? I know there was Monica, who had no personality to speak of.

You can follow the real-life Eccles and her breeders on facebook.

With thanks to Corriepedia, let's have a look at Eccles, by 'eck.

Eccles is a Border Terrier who was owned by Lena Thistlewood, a friend of Blanche Hunt. When Lena died in January 2006, the dog was left to Blanche in her will. Bringing the dog back home from the funeral, the dog bit Ken Barlow. She was originally named Lady Freckles, but swiftly changed to Eccles as Amy couldn't pronounce the name.

Ken regularly took Eccles for walks along the tow path of Weatherfield Canal. In January 2009, Eccles jumped into the canal when chasing ducks, and was rescued by Martha Fraser, a touring actress who lived on a barge. Ken took a shine to Martha, and used their walks as an excuse to get him out of the house to meet Martha, although this stopped when Ken called time on the affair and returned to Deirdre.

When Blanche passed away in May 2010, she left the dog to Ken in her will. When Ken left for Canada in 2013 to tend to his grandson Adam, Eccles remained at number 1 with Deirdre. 

In June 2014 Eccles turned detective and sniffed out a stolen bracelet in the Barlows' backyard. It was a bracelet that Rob Donovan had stolen on the night he killed Tina McIntyre. Could Eccles' find ultimately lead to the downfall of Rob Donovan?


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5 comments:

Paul van der Hart said...

Didn't Chesney had some humongous mutt schlepping about?

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding cynical,Ozzie[Maria's dog] and Monica[Tyrone's dog]don't get mentioned but Eccles gets a storyline?

Anonymous said...

I guess that means Tracy and Michelle tied for second place.

Talia said...

Monica got a story line; she died on screen which was very sad.

It would be strange if Ozzie got a story line as 'little Liam' was barely mentioned before he suddenly got a new face and a personality in the form of the child now playing him.

Eccles made more of a 'splash' on screen previously, as the photo shows.
Terriers are livelier than the larger dogs, and I can see this being kind of fun, especially with Deirdre doing the scene with her.

Tvor said...

Schmeichel was off his food and wasn't well. Eccles is feeling depressed. Schmeichel died. I'm afraid for Eccles.

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