(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog May 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Our friends Gemma and Michael, the Coronation Street podcasters at Conversation Street...
... were recently invited into ITV studios for a very special look around the Coronation Street set. And while there, they were given a tour of the Corrie prop store too. They have very kindly offered to share the experience with fans here on the Coronation Street Blog - and they've sent some cracking pictures too.
Gemma and Michael spoke about their visit to Corrie in a recent podcast and you can listen to it here.
The blog post is quite long and to do it justice here on the blog with all the pictures, I'm splitting their report into three parts.
Part 1 of Inside the Corrie Prop Store is here.
Part 3 of Inside the Corrie Prop Store will appear on the Blog tomorrow, Thursday 4 May.
And so, it's back to Gemma and Michael...
"Speaking of portraits, we were chuffed to see the oil painting of Alf Roberts in all his mayoral regalia, which always used to be seen above the fireplace at Grasmere Drive - fortunately not destroyed by Audrey's recent damp problem!
Now this was an opportunity we couldn't miss. Asking for it to be pulled down from the shelf, we gleefully peered inside at the incredibly realistic model, which was now sitting in a bed of plastic wrapping.
Jenny Bradley actress Sally-Ann Matthews, who was accompanying us on the tour and whose idea it was for us to even visit the prop store in the first place, even recoiled upon seeing it, telling us she expected it to smell! It was so realistic looking, no wonder Sally Dynevor was able to give such a stellar performance of horror when opening the package on screen!
During our trip to the prop store, we were also able to chat with some of the guys working there, who were eager to show us some of the more interesting exhibits, such as a drawer full of babies (of course - where else would you keep them?).
Part 3 of Inside the Corrie Prop store will be posted here on Thursday 4 May.
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