Who's delivering the papers for Norris and Rita in the Kabin these days? I think we should be told. It's time to bring back the paper boy or paper girl to Coronation Street.
As far as I can recall, the last time we heard someone doing the paper round in Corrie was 'Chelsea Trainers' when Norris was on the phone to them.
And according to Corripedia, the first paper boy appeared in 1976. Credited simply as Paper Boy he was an employee of Rita Littlewood’s in the Kabin who in response to sarcasm from her hoping that he would actually deliver 75% of her papers, made a comment about her “wig” before hurriedly leaving the shop.
So that's the first and the last of those working the paper round. How many of those who have held this most esteemed of jobs can we remember? Do please prompt me as I know I will have missed loads out.
Paper boy Craig Russell was played by actor Stuart Wolfenden. He returned to Corrie as Kevin Webster’s grease monkey sidekick Mark Casey and can currently be found on Corrie playing Greig Hodge, granddad to Faye's baby Miley.
Harry Ashton worked there as paperboy in 1988.
Curly Watts worked as a paperboy too but we never saw him delivering papers.
Chesney Brown once did the job too.
In 1988 Jason Stubbs asked at the Kabin if they needed anyone. They didn't, but the polite lad made an impression on Mavis Riley...
... who two days later decided to sack unreliable Wayne Pickles and give Jason his round. On his first day in the job, Jason was beaten up by Wayne for "stealing" the round.
Watch the scene here.
Lindsay Gilmour appeared in Coronation Street in March 1981 as papergirl Penny Shaw.
Gary Carp played paperboy Jimmy Haggerty in 1976.
There must have been more... please leave a comment below if you can remember any of the Kabin's paper girls and paper boys and I'll add them in to this blog post.
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