A group of residents from Elm House, the CLS-run care home in Nantwich, were recently taken on a trip down memory lane when they visited the old Coronation Street set on Quay Street, in central Manchester. Four residents from the home, accompanied by staff, were given a guided tour around iconic sets from the past, the actors’ dressing rooms and the make-up room, before being given free rein of the cobbled street itself.
Betty Rogers (88), Barbara Jones (84), Ethel Lightfoot (95), and Naida Griffiths (93) are all huge fans of the long-running soap, and have all been watching avidly for many years. Several of the sets included on the tour may not be familiar to younger viewers, but the Elm House ladies certainly knew their stuff. All the residents had a fantastic time, and everybody was grateful to have taken the tour before the old set closes for good in December.
Speaking of the trip, Naida said: “The best bit was definitely going down the street. It’s so strange seeing the houses in real life; they seem very small up close!”
Also commenting on the trip, Elm House Manager and self-confessed Coronation Street fan Steve Maddock said: “While we have plenty of activities going on in and around the home, it is a priority for us that we take residents on bigger, more memorable trips as often as we can. Not only does it keep everyone active, but trips like a visit to the Corrie set really stick in people’s memories.”