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A view of The Street as it looks today [Glenda Young]
....and as it was when the show moved from its original studio set to its first exterior set in 1968 [Rex]
There have always been differences of opinion on the cobbles. Here Elsie Tanner gives Ena Sharples a piece of her mind. [Rex]
But the heart of Weatherfield has always been the Rovers. Jack and Annie Walker were in the show from the outset.
Later, Bet Gilroy became the pub's landlady...
...having first walked into the Rovers as blonde bombshell barmaid Bet Lynch.
While Betty's hotpot was the stuff of legend, she never became the landlady of the Rovers. Unlike Shelly Unwin, who eventually became the licensee at her second attempt.
Innumerable famous faces have passed through the show in its 9,000 episodes, including Kathy Staff (as Vera Hopkins) and Joanna Lumley (as Elaine Perkins, one of Ken Barlow's innumerable girlfriends.)