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  • A Coronation Street Love Affair Lasting 40 Years
  • David Crighton
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A Coronation Street Love Affair Lasting 40 Years


Crightonism: I've been an avid "Streeter" (on and off) for many years. In truth, some of the plot lines have turned me off at times but I keep coming back for more... and there's ALWAYS MORE isn't there ?
This artwork was created by using screen shots from the actual broadcasts which I was watching online at the time so the details are very accurate. You'll notice that the buildings aren't in exactly the most correct positions but some "Artistic License" was required to allow me to include as many relevant entities as possible. It "works" for me as a charming reminder of the many ups and downs of the cast of characters that make up our little slice of life in an English town. 
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The Facts:

Thanks to screenwriter Tony Warren, who was working at Grenada Television at the time, Coronation Street was born on December 9, 1960. The soap opera is about the residents of Coronation Street, in the fictional town of Weatherfield.  Many doubted that the program would long as it was originally developed for only 13 episodes. In March 1961, the show reached #1 in television ratings, and by 1964 had over 20 million regular viewers. To everyone's surprise it is the longest running soap in history having been on the air for for 5 decades and counting. 

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Note: The full panorama of my Street Scene is available in a form I titled" The Street Suite". As a set of four individual decorator prints or they can be purchased individually in various sizes to hang and enjoy in your "Home Pub". See you on the Street~David 

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Crightonism: Here are a couple of photos I made during the creation of my street art. That's the stack of reference photos at the top of the first photo and notice the messages to myself as reminders of details to include as I move it along... a real "work-in-progress" indeed. It's nice for me to be able to look back at these stages after having taken the artwork to completion many, many hours later.

                                      

                                     

 

  • David Crighton
  • archivecoronationstreetcorrie memorabiliaenglandTVuk

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