(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)
In honour of the 50th anniversary since Hilda Ogden first appeared on Coronation Street, Madame Tussauds Blackpool has given their waxwork of Hilda a golden bucket.
The wax figure is one of many Corrie characters in the fully-licensed Rovers Return set, which already includes fellow legends Ken and Deirdre Barlow, Jack and Vera Duckworth and Bet Lynch.
A spokeswoman for Corrie said: “It’s amazing to think that it is 50 years since Hilda Ogden first walked down the cobbles of Coronation Street. Despite the fact that it is almost 30 years since Hilda said farewell to Weatherfield, she is still seen as one of the most iconic characters in the soap’s history.
“We send warm wishes to Jean Alexander and hope she continues to recover well following her recent health scare.”
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