Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A-touring we will go!

Tomorrow I'll be out and about down Weatherfield way on the first tour of an 11-day stint.  Tomorrow it's a one-day Corrie tour for Coronation Travel (coronationtravel.com) for whom I've done a day of their British tour for the past few years.  They're always a nice group, mainly from the east coast of Canada.
The real vicar of 'Weatherfield
parish church' talks about filming
in his churchyard.
Tomorrow we're calling at Weatherfield Registry Office, the canal where Richard Hillman perished, Weatherfield Parish Church, the Red Rec, Weatherfield Quays and Weatherfield Locks.  It'll be a busy day!  On our way round I talk about the history of the show, the history of Granada Television, Tony Warren, how the show is put together and so on.  On Friday they're off to the studios to visit the actual sets so it's a good introductory day.  I was asked to go with them to the studios but on Friday I have 40 Canadian and American guests arriving with Kemptville Travel (kemptvilletravel.com) on the 21st World of Coronation Street holiday.  I will be with them for 10 days and have a lot of surprises ready and waiting.  I'll be blogging all about that during the trip.
A lot of British fans ask me how they can do a locations tour and I'm pleased to announce that the Oldham Chronicle newspaper have booked me for a one-day tour on Wednesday October 27th.  It will depart from their offices (OL1 1EQ) at 10am and return at about 4.30pm.  We'll be taking in the Richard Hillman death spot, the registry office, parish church, Weathefield Quays, Red Rec, passing the studios and a number of other locations too - and I'll be filling you in on how it's all put together, the history and so on.  If you would like to know more or book - it costs £15 each - then call 0161 622 2130.  You'll find it listed on their website http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/ then click on 'readers holidays' at the top and then 'our famous day trips' to open the pdf.  Please note that this day trip does not visit the studios nor include a visit to the sets.

Please note that the tour is not run by Granada Television or ITV

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