The Mirror has a maginificent seven rundown of their favourite Corrie matriarchs. Have a look at the list here - have they included your favourite?
I'm in agreement with most, but I'm not sure what Michelle Connor's doing on there... she's not been there long enough to be a matriarch. What about Liz McDonald and Deirdre Barlow instead?
(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog in June, 2010, reposted to this blog with permission.)