Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Coronation Street as you've never seen it before

(This post was originally posted by Stevie Dawson on the Coronation Street Blog in December 2016.)

Some rather apocalyptic scenes from Weatherfield today as the Manchester Evening News releases photos of the old Coronation Street set off Quay Street in Manchester, looking a little worse for wear.

Courtesy: Manchester Evening News
Almost a year after the tours of the old set finished, and three years after the completion of the new purpose built set at Salford Quays, the cobble-less wasteland is now a far cry from the Street we know and love. Windows and doors have been removed from the famous terrace, the nameless pub at the end of the row is now an empty shell with the sign removed, and overgrown weeds have started taking over – it’s as if the residents of Coronation Street fled some kind of disaster 'Day of the Triffids' style.

An 'Urban Explorer' supplied the photographs to the Manchester Evening News, who have contacted ITV for comment on the site.

Courtesy: Manchester Evening News

Courtesy: Manchester Evening News
The old Granada Studios site is to be redeveloped as part of the St John’s Quarter project, which will include apartments, shops and a theatre, as well as a luxury hotel.
Looking at these photos, they have a lot of work to do!


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1 comment:

bbhilda said...

I see everything has been removed that can be sold as a souvenir, the Rovers sign, the cobbles, Vera's cladding, and probably lots more that we don't see in these photos.

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