(This post was originally posted by me on the Coronation Street Blog in December, 2010.)
Last December in the approach to the anniversary week for Corrie, the weekend newspapers were full of all things Coronation Street. There were so many that the best thing to I could do is link to some of the various pieces here all in one blog post. There are tributes, memories and interviews, all in aid of the week celebrating the 50th anniversary of Coronation Street.
In the Telegraph, Harry Wallop makes a good point about how critics always say Corrie doesn't really mirror British society. "But Corrie never pretended to hold a mirror up to Britain. It held a mirror up to ourselves. It was the characters, not the place, that we warmed to."
The Guardian has a list of 50 disasters and catastrophes, everything from Hilda's muriel getting water soaked to Richard Hillman's murder spree and everything in between.
The MEN has a round-up that goes over familiar territory. There's also links there for fans to add their memories and they have a survey running here.
The Mirror is giving pretty lousy odds as to the survival of Ashley and Molly, with even odds to Rita. Ken, Dev and Kevin seem to have the best chances of making it though!