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Coronation Street in Blackpool: 34 retro photos of Corrie actors from Brooke Vincent to Julie Hesmondhalgh

The Brennans and the Tilsleys on the sands in November 2000 (Photo: Submit)
The Brennans and the Tilsleys on the sands in November 2000 (Photo: Submit)

The affinity between the two goes back to the 1960s with the fictional characters looking to Blackpool for holidays, days out, secret affairs and the times when their kids have run away to the bright lights of the seaside. And we have seen highly emotive storylines such as Roy and Hayley’s trip to Blackpool after Hayley had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. And who can forget possibly the most talked about scene of all – at least locally – when Alan Bradley was struck by a Blackpool tram after his wife Rita fled from his grasp. It was watched by than 27 million people.

These photos are reminder of some of the most well-remembered Blackpool moments, many from behind the scenes as camera crews filmed the Corrie characters we have all grown up with.

Brooke Vincent and Sally Ann Matthews take a selfie while filming in Blackpool (Photo: JPIMedia)
Brooke Vincent and Sally Ann Matthews take a selfie while filming in Blackpool (Photo: JPIMedia)

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Glamour girls: Rita, Bet and Mavis on Blackpool Prom in 1985 (Photo: Submit)
Glamour girls: Rita, Bet and Mavis on Blackpool Prom in 1985 (Photo: Submit)
Cast Members Richard Hawley and Sally Ann Mathews filming in 2016 (Photo: JPIMedia)
Cast Members Richard Hawley and Sally Ann Mathews filming in 2016 (Photo: JPIMedia)
Strolling on the prom in 2002. Pictured left to right are: Georgia Taylor as Toyah, Alan Halsall as Tyrone, Samia Ghadie as Maria, Ryan Thomas as Jason, Jennie McAlpine as Fiz, and Andy Whyment as Kirk
Strolling on the prom in 2002. Pictured left to right are: Georgia Taylor as Toyah, Alan Halsall as Tyrone, Samia Ghadie as Maria, Ryan Thomas as Jason, Jennie McAlpine as Fiz, and Andy Whyment as Kirk
Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh filming at Blackpool's Imperial Hotel in 2013 (Photo: Bill Johnson)
Actor Julie Hesmondhalgh filming at Blackpool's Imperial Hotel in 2013 (Photo: Bill Johnson)
Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson go through their lines on the beach in 2013 (Photo: rob lock)
Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson go through their lines on the beach in 2013 (Photo: rob lock)
The actors David Neilson and Julie Hesmondhalgh (pictured) who played Roy and Hayley Cropper were filming scenes on Blackpool beach as part of the storyline regarding Hayley's terminal illness in 2013
The actors David Neilson and Julie Hesmondhalgh (pictured) who played Roy and Hayley Cropper were filming scenes on Blackpool beach as part of the storyline regarding Hayley's terminal illness in 2013
This was actually in Fleetwood. Julie Goodyear who played Bet Lynch filmed on board a cruiser at Fleetwood Marina (Photo: PETER LOMAS)
This was actually in Fleetwood. Julie Goodyear who played Bet Lynch filmed on board a cruiser at Fleetwood Marina (Photo: PETER LOMAS)
Alan Bradley and Rita's final confrontation in Blackpool in 1989 (Photo: Submit)
Alan Bradley and Rita's final confrontation in Blackpool in 1989 (Photo: Submit)
Landau for two: Coronation Street's Mavis and boyfriend Norris Birchall in Blackpool, 1985 (Photo: Submit)
Landau for two: Coronation Street's Mavis and boyfriend Norris Birchall in Blackpool, 1985 (Photo: Submit)
Tight security surrounds Coronation Street star Ian Mercer, who played Gary Mallet, after filming for the show on the beach in 2000 (Photo: Dawn Castle)
Tight security surrounds Coronation Street star Ian Mercer, who played Gary Mallet, after filming for the show on the beach in 2000 (Photo: Dawn Castle)
Roy Cropper driving his Morris Minor Traveller whilst filming on the promenade (Photo: submit)
Roy Cropper driving his Morris Minor Traveller whilst filming on the promenade (Photo: submit)
Coronation Street cast filming at Blackpool's Imperial Hotel in 2013. David Neilson is pictured (Photo: Bill Johnson)
Coronation Street cast filming at Blackpool's Imperial Hotel in 2013. David Neilson is pictured (Photo: Bill Johnson)
Maria, played by Samia Ghadie, gets her teeth round some Blackpool rock in 2002 (Photo: Rob Lock)
Maria, played by Samia Ghadie, gets her teeth round some Blackpool rock in 2002 (Photo: Rob Lock)
Wearing her trademark fur coat - and a life jacked - Bet Lynch, played by Julie Goodyear, is filmed at Fleetwood Marina (Photo: Milton Haworth.)
Wearing her trademark fur coat - and a life jacked - Bet Lynch, played by Julie Goodyear, is filmed at Fleetwood Marina (Photo: Milton Haworth.)
Charlie (Bill Ward) and Shelley (Sally Lindsay) at Coral Island in 2005
Charlie (Bill Ward) and Shelley (Sally Lindsay) at Coral Island in 2005
This scene shows the character Amy McDonald who ran away near South Pier, during filming for Coronation Street in 2011 (Photo: Submit)
This scene shows the character Amy McDonald who ran away near South Pier, during filming for Coronation Street in 2011 (Photo: Submit)
Cast Members Richard Hawley and Sally Ann Mathews were in Blackpool when ex-Corrie star Bruce Jones , who was in panto on North Pier where filming took place, bumped into production staff (Photo: JPIMedia)
Cast Members Richard Hawley and Sally Ann Mathews were in Blackpool when ex-Corrie star Bruce Jones , who was in panto on North Pier where filming took place, bumped into production staff (Photo: JPIMedia)
Actors David Neilson who plays Roy Cropper, takes a break between filming beach scenes in 2013 (Photo: rob lock)
Actors David Neilson who plays Roy Cropper, takes a break between filming beach scenes in 2013 (Photo: rob lock)
Simon Gregson and Kate Ford in action (Photo: Dave Nelson)
Simon Gregson and Kate Ford in action (Photo: Dave Nelson)
Coronation Street camera crew filming on the beach in 2000 (Photo: Dawn Castle)
Coronation Street camera crew filming on the beach in 2000 (Photo: Dawn Castle)
They were back again in 2003 to film a storyline involving the McDonald family at Newton Hall Holiday Centre in Staining.Pictured are Simon Gregson, Beverley Callard, Charles Lawson and Suranne Jones, 2003
They were back again in 2003 to film a storyline involving the McDonald family at Newton Hall Holiday Centre in Staining.Pictured are Simon Gregson, Beverley Callard, Charles Lawson and Suranne Jones, 2003
Budding romance: Des Barnes (Philip Middlemiss) meets up with Lisa Duckworth (Caroline Milmoe) and son Tommy in a Christmas trip to Blackpool in 1992
Budding romance: Des Barnes (Philip Middlemiss) meets up with Lisa Duckworth (Caroline Milmoe) and son Tommy in a Christmas trip to Blackpool in 1992
This was in 2003 filming a wedding in Lytham (Photo: Mark Pearson)
This was in 2003 filming a wedding in Lytham (Photo: Mark Pearson)
Coronation Street actor Malcolm Hebden (Norris Cole)  filming in the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool's Winter Gardens, 2000
Coronation Street actor Malcolm Hebden (Norris Cole) filming in the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool's Winter Gardens, 2000
Alan Halsall, Jennie McAlpine and David Neilson film scenes on the prom in summer 2014 (Photo: submit)
Alan Halsall, Jennie McAlpine and David Neilson film scenes on the prom in summer 2014 (Photo: submit)
Clockwise from left: Ryan Thomas as Jason, Andy Whyment as Kirk, Samia Ghadie as Maria, Georgia Taylor as Toyah, Alan Halsall as Tyrone, and Jennie McAlpine as Fiz (Photo: Rob Lock)
Clockwise from left: Ryan Thomas as Jason, Andy Whyment as Kirk, Samia Ghadie as Maria, Georgia Taylor as Toyah, Alan Halsall as Tyrone, and Jennie McAlpine as Fiz (Photo: Rob Lock)
This is a famous scene from 1989 when Alan Bradley, played by Mark Eden, was killed when he was knocked over by a Blackpool tram (Photo: submit)
This is a famous scene from 1989 when Alan Bradley, played by Mark Eden, was killed when he was knocked over by a Blackpool tram (Photo: submit)
Characters Toyah Battersby and Goran Milanovic filmed scenes at a Blackpool caravan park in 2002. Goran was an illegal immigrant and proposed to Toyah (Photo: submit)
Characters Toyah Battersby and Goran Milanovic filmed scenes at a Blackpool caravan park in 2002. Goran was an illegal immigrant and proposed to Toyah (Photo: submit)
Simon Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald, enjoying chips near South Pier (Photo: Submit)
Simon Gregson, who plays Steve McDonald, enjoying chips near South Pier (Photo: Submit)
Cast Members Joe Duttine, Sally Dynevor,  Brooke Vincent and Michael-Le-Vell, 2016 (Photo: /)
Cast Members Joe Duttine, Sally Dynevor, Brooke Vincent and Michael-Le-Vell, 2016 (Photo: /)
This was North Pier in 2010 when a camera crew were filming a storyline involving the disappearance of Simon Barlow (played by Alex Bain).Alex waits for his cue to 'escape'
This was North Pier in 2010 when a camera crew were filming a storyline involving the disappearance of Simon Barlow (played by Alex Bain).Alex waits for his cue to 'escape'
Coronation Street stars Kevin and Sally Webster with local photographer Robert McDougall during filming on North Pier Blackpool in 1994 (Photo: Kevin McDougall)
Coronation Street stars Kevin and Sally Webster with local photographer Robert McDougall during filming on North Pier Blackpool in 1994 (Photo: Kevin McDougall)