I have now received agreement from ITV to reproduce copyrighted publicity stills so my new Coronation Street book (as yet untitled) is now officially work in progress. As well as choosing and reviewing in depth a number of iconic (horrible word...) or dramtic moments and storylines from the series' history, I am going to try and track down as many current and former Rovers Return barmaids as possible in the hope of obtaining a signed photo...,
Finding some actresses will hopefully relatively straight forward; others will need some logical research and maybe a bit of good fortune and I'm sure some will elude me completely, but hopefully the successes will outweigh the failed searches and the finished book will prove as popular as Desperately Seeking Susan Foreman.
I will keep you updated with news of any replies via this blog and my Facebook page... you are welcome to wish me the luck that I'm undeniably going to need... and if you happen to know someone who knows someone who knows a former Corrie barmaid... feel free to pass on my details!
So from those who worked alongside Jack and Annie Walker, right through to the present day... fifty-something actresses in all (and an awful lot of stamps and photos to sign...), the search (as the title says) is well and truly underway...
All my own work... almost.