Monday, 27 September 2010

Coronation Street through the years: 1960's

Around 50 years ago we got our first glimpse of Weatherfield, and of Coronation Street. Back in 1960 the street was a very different place. There was a frieght train line that ran along the end of the street, a raincoat factory towered over the terraces and a mission hall sat on the nearby Victoria Street.

Toward the end of the decade, Weatherfield Council demolished the old raincoat factory and Mission Hall and replaced them with Maisonettes, not only did they look brutal, but they had gotten ridden of two of the main places where characters gathered. They didn't remain standing too long before they were pulled down in the 1970's, but that's a story for the next edition! Which promises quite a few pictures of how the street looked in the era of spacehoppers and the Beatles!

3 comments:

David the Wavid said...

I've never seen that image before, pictures of the Street with the maisonettes are very rare

Chewy said...

I found it on Rex Features :)

Anonymous said...

Surely the Beatles were 1960s, not 1970s?

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