Thursday, 8 January 2015

Sign the petition to save Coronation Street set

News that the old Coronation Street set is to be demolished later this year came as a blow to many fans who had hoped that at least some of the iconic set would be kept for fans to visit.  It is due to be flattened and turned into a theatre and arts venue.

There is now a petition online at Change.org where you can sign up and show your support to save the Coronation Street set.   


Jonathan Schofield, Editor of Manchester Confidential, has said: “Even if Corrie is not your cup of tea, or your pint of mild, it’s been in the hearts and minds of millions of fans around the UK and across the world for more than five decades. For Brits it’s part of growing up and growing old, either something to watch yourself or as part of the cultural background noise”.

It is as much part of Manchester and UK cultural history as Elizabeth Gaskell, the Halle Orchestra, John Barbirolli, Anthony Burgess, Manchester United, Manchester City, the Smiths, Tony Wilson and Factory Records.

The set was started in 1982. In the main, structures are 70% of full-size buildings with filming used to make them seem larger. They form the most famous TV set in the UK. English Heritage has said that the set has “strong cultural interest as one of the pre-eminent entertainment productions of the second half of the twentieth century. A purpose built permanent outdoor set location is extremely rare for any television programme”.

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3 comments:

John said...

Signed and added to Corriepedia.

vintgal003 said...

Absolutely signed...thanks for letting us know!

Anonymous said...

Signed, visited twice, outstanding attraction, must be saved!

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