Thursday, 5 August 2010

Join me on a Corrie tour!

When ever Coronation Street fans hear that I give Corrie themed locations tours they always say things like 'Oh I wish I lived nearer' or 'I could never afford to do that'.  Well, in celebration of the 50th anniversary, I'll do the best I can to share a tour with you.
Between 27th August and 6th September I'm looking after 40 Canadian fans on the Kemptville Travel 'World of Coronation Street Tour'.  During that time I'll regularly blog what we've been up to, where we've been and who we've met.  Here's a basic rundown of the itinerary:

Sat 28 Aug: Visit to Holmfirth (setting of BBC sit-com Last of the Summer Wine), drive through Saddleworth villages, visit to two Corrie locations - where Richard Hillman's death was filmed and where Steve and Becky married.  Quiz night.
Sun 29 Aug: Visit two locations before we head to Arley Hall, where Liam married Maria and Mike married Linda (not really a lucky wedding venue for Weatherfield residents!) before we visit a final location for the day.  Evening meal with special guest!
Mon 30 Aug: A look at Granada Studios, the Red Rec, Weatherfield Quays, Weatherfield Community Centre.  Evening free to watch the latest episode on TV (it's two very special episodes in the UK!)
Tue 31 Aug: ....Now, that would be telling!
Wed 1 Sept: We call at the National Media Museum, at the village where Emmerdale was filmed for many years and take in the Yorkshire scenery.
Thurs 2 Sept: An almost non-Corrie day as we take in pretty Derbyshire villages and the National Tramways Museum.
Fri 3 Sept: The Castlefield district of Manchester and then we look for Martha's canal boat before we have time at the famous Bury Market and catch glimpse of a couple of locations.  This evening we are at the theatre...oh, and that's been used for filming too!
Sat 4 Sept: Audrey and Alma loved shopping in Southport - and we're off there too!  Then it's on to Blackpool for the famous illuminations and a look at the site where Alan Bradley died!
Sun 5 Sept: We go to the Coronation Street church for a special service followed by a tour of several locations.  Then it's the farewell dinner with a special guest.

I keep a lot of it vague so that there are plenty of surprises - so keep checking this blog for my unfolding report and pictures.  For more information on the tour - and to register your interest in joining next year's - visist http://www.kemptvilletravel.com/

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