Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Elsie Tanner's Legacy on Coronation Street

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2011, reposted to this blog with permission.)

In Seanie's blog post about Dennis Tanner - Yay or Nay - he posted an interesting fact that had both Sunny Jim and I reaching for the Coronation Street reference books to find out more.  We didn't know that Elsie Tanner was Nick Tilsley's godmother - did you?  Well, Seanie did and here's what the Coronation Street 40th anniversary book has to say on the subject:

"Ivy Tilsley was outraged when she learned that Elsie Tanner was going to be her grandson's Godmother. Gail and Brian decided to call their son Daniel David but on realising that if they did his initials would be DDT, changed their minds at the font, and he was christened Nicholas Paul."

So, there you go. Nick Tilsley has a fairy godmother, in the form of Elsie Tanner herself.  Here on the Coronation Street Blog we reckon that Corrie should acknowledge this wonderful and somewhat overlooked fact.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Forgive if I a wrong but, isn't Elsie Tanner also Tracy Barlows godmother as well.

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