Saturday, 20 June 2015

Corrie build their own graveyard to film Deirdre's funeral

Coronation Street have built their own graveyard for filming Deirdre Barlow's funeral.

According to the Express, a "stately home in Cheshire" has been used for filming the funeral of Deirdre. The Express has pictures of the fake graveyard on their website too.

I've been doing some detective work and the "stately home in Cheshire", if it is indeed the same one as on the Express website, turns out to be Arley Hall and gardens.

The website for Arley Hall says: "The Chapel will be closed from Wednesday 3rd June - Friday 5th June and the Grove will be closed on Wednesday 3rd June." I wonder if this is to allow Corrie to film there this week?

Considering how often Corrie outside filming is snapped by paparazzi photographers, it makes sense for Corrie to create their own graveyard to film in privacy.

Arley Hall and gardens has been used many times before for Coronation Street weddings and funerals.

For Deirdre's funeral, we know that several past characters will be returning. The funeral has been written by scriptwriter Damon Rochefort and (spoiler) Deirdre's death has been explained here.

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