Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GET SET TO WEB ON THE CORONATION ST. COBBLES ; Happy Couples Will Soon Be Able to Tie the Knot Where the Soap Was Filmed for 53 Years

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GET SET TO WEB ON THE CORONATION ST. COBBLES ; Happy Couples Will Soon Be Able to Tie the Knot Where the Soap Was Filmed for 53 Years

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CORONATION Street fans could soon be able to say 'I do' in the Rovers Return after the old Quay Street set was granted a wedding licence.

The certificate will allow non-religious marriages and civil ceremonies to be performed at the studio, where the ITV soap was filmed for 53 years.

The licence covers Stage One, home to indoor sets including the Rovers Return pub and the Underworld factory.

The area also includes the homes of some of the show's most famous characters, from Jack and Vera Duckworth's old house to the Platt family's residence and Carla Barlow's flat.

The barge where Ken Barlow's mistress Martha Fraser lived is also moored there.

Brides and grooms will be able to have their photos taken on the famous Weatherfield cobbles once they have got hitched inside.

The studio opened as a temporary visitor attraction in April after production moved to a new set at MEDIACITYUK in Salford Quays.

Tours of the set are operated by tourist attractions group Continuum, which applied for the wedding licence last month. …

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