On the 15th of April we were very lucky to pay the old Coronation Street set and studios a lovely little visit. This Granada Studios set was used on TV screens since the very 1st episode, that took place on the 9th of December 1960. However,back in December 2013, Coronation Street Moved to a much larger purposed built full scale Coronation Street in Salford thats now MediaCityUK.
We arrived late on in the day so it was quiet and not overly busy, which suited us fine… as its not easy to push my Granda in the wheel chair and Layla in the Pram through lots of people. We were instantly greeted by The Tour Co-ordinators who handed us our badges which we needed to wear at all times. Whilst waiting for our Tour to begin we waited in the Cast Canteen which is now being used as a Cafe for The Tour Guests/Visitors, whilst there i spotted some lovely flowers growing out on the decking area.
We had such a Fantastic Eye opening experience! The boys didn’t really know alot about Coronation Street as there always in bed by the time it comes on the TV, but they loved exploring the Street and were very interested to learn all about it and found going behind the scenes exciting. They couldn’t wait to return back to school to tell their friends and teachers about it!
If you haven’t been, i highly Recommend it! The Tours are only taking place for 6 months, then the old street is closed forever.
Are you a Fan of Coronation Street?