Sunday, 5 June 2016

Sue Devaney leads Victoria Wood tribute at Manchester station

This is such a lovely story.  Yesterday, Manchester's Victoria station briefly became Victoria Wood station as hundreds celebrated the comedian’s life and career.  In charge of proceedings was ex-Coronation Street actress Sue Devaney, who played Kev Webster's sister Debbie in Corrie.
Sue Devaney as Debbie Webster
Sue worked with Victoria Wood on Dinnerladies. At the station yesterday, she shared her memories of “Vic” and sang Pam, which tells the story of an upright lady who has a lesbian liaison with a woman called Joan: “She drained her rum and Babycham/ Ran her fingers through her crewcut, said I love you Pam.”.  You can read the full story at the Guardian website.

The station was only called Victoria Wood station for one wonderful hour, but a petition is under way for the name-change to be made permanent, and for a statue of Wood to be installed on the concourse.

Did you know that Victoria Wood's father once wrote for Coronation Street? Find out more here.

See also: Victoria Wood's ode to Coronation Street

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Ruth Owen said...

How wonderful! I absolutely loved Victoria Wood and saw her twice in Sheffield at The City Hall. Jaws literally aching on leaving - so so good!

Anonymous said...

In the top picture, which one is Sue Devaney? I can't tell from the lower picture.

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