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Monday, 16 March 2015

Coronation Street connections to Hartlepool

A few weeks ago we ran a blog post about Corrie connections to my home city of Sunderland (which my local paper The Sunderland Echo nicked and used without permission or payment and only gave me a name-credit after I complained to them).

In response to that blog post,  Coronation Street Blog reader Rob Hall emailed in with a list of Coronation Street connections to Hartlepool.  Always keen to learn more about our favourite show, here we go with some top facts about Corrie and Hartlepool.  

Thanks, Rob!

Tanners backstory - In 1958 Dennis is sent to Borstal, shamed Elsie flees to her cousins in Hartlepool
1966 - Jed Stone plans to leave Weatherfield for Hartlepool

The Lomax family - Colin, (grandson of Ena Sharples) Karen and their son Jason were living in Hartlepool by 1972, in the same year they visited Ena.

1978 - Ena goes to visit the Lomax's im Hartlepool, they ask her to live with them but she turns them down.

1981 - Mike Baldwin forces his factory girls to work over to complete an order for Johnson's of Hartlepool, when the order is delivered the factory has closed down.

1990 - Reg informs Curly that he has put him up for promotion and if successful he will run the Hartlepool branch of Bettabuys, later Reg realises that he needs Curly to stay with him as Curly knows the new computer system better than he does

1993 - After an affair with Liz Mcdonald, Colin Barnes return to Hartlepool

1996 - Alec Gilroy gets Fiona Middleton a gig at Ceasers Palace in Hartlepool

1998 - Des Barnes invited Natalie Horrocks to his brother Colin's wedding in Hartlepool. The actor Phil Middlemiss, who played Des Barnes, hails from Hartlepool too.

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