Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Licking Elsie





Not one, but two sets of stamps are being issued to mark the 60th anniversary of the world's longest-running television soap opera Coronation Street, featuring some of our favourite characters, including Elsie Tanner, Ena Sharples, Hilda Ogden, Deirdre Barlow, Bet Lynch, Vera Duckworth, Raquel Wolstenhulme and Rita Sullivan. But no Annie Walker nor Betty Turpin...

The stamps are available to pre-order from the Royal Mail and will be in circulation from 28th May 2020.

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  1. Oh wow! Thank you for the heads up!
    Sx

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    1. Who will you lick first? Stan Ogden, Jack Duckworth or Norris Cole? Jx

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    1. Rita: "Did you ever run away from home?"
      Norris: "No, I most certainly did not!"
      Rita: "That must have been a great disappointment to your mother."

      Norris: "I've never been so insulted! Outside my marriage, that is."

      Jx

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  3. How marvellous! I don't normally do 2nd class, but I'll make an exception for Ena & Elsie and Hilda & Stan. I'll have to get a Jack & Vera, too, of course.

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    1. I'm determined to send all my post "Raquel Class" from now on. Jx

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  4. Isn't there one of Richard Hillman clobbering Emily Bishop over the head with a crow bar or Deirdre in the dock with the caption "I didn't do it"?

    Royal Mail ought to commemorate you with your very own stamp for having two blogs on the go, I don't know how you do it.

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    1. I wanted to see one of Renee Roberts getting hit by a lorry, but oh no!

      Jx

      PS I created this second blog as an "overspill" for the more "artsy", less musical things I discovered from my meanderings all over the web. It's never updated as much as Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle (which I try and do every day unless we're on holiday), but serves a purpose in collating my random thoughts into some kind of "cabinet of curiosities" I suppose.

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    2. Or Len Fairclough getting clonked by a tram? Oh, or Dierdre Barlow getting hung up on that coat hook!! (I can't remember if it was Ken that did it, or Mike Baldwin, though?)

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    3. I've just thought of another: Mavis and Derek going rambling/camping in shorts and knee-length socks, and Bet & Rita leaning out of the Rovers to call her sparrowlegs!

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    4. It was Alan Bradley who got clonked by the tram, chasing Rita. I don't remember "Coat-hookgate" at all... Jx

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    5. Then there's Bet and Rita's caravan holiday in Morecambe, when Fred Gee tried it on with Rita while giving her a lift to the station. Jx

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    6. I met Fred Gee in a pub in Dartford on New Year's Eve some time in the eighties. That is all I have to say on the matter. He was a bit grumpy.
      Sx

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    7. Fred Feast started in showbusiness as a stand- up comic between the strippers at the Windmill Theatre in London, and was at one stage the compere of a performing dolphin show, so that might explain it. Jx

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  5. Thank you, Jon!

    I'm relieved there's no stamp for the Dev and Deirdre make-out session.

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    1. I used to bump into Dev (Jimmi Harkishin) in the Tesco Metro round the corner from where we used to live. All I could hear in my mind whenever I saw him was slurping. Jx

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