The changing face of Coronation Street – watch the moving video montage

Witness the history of life in Weatherfield in four minutes

Did you know that the newest Coronation Street set – unveiled today in Trafford – is actually the fifth incarnation of that famous row of terraced houses. We’ve come a long way since those early days when wooden studio facades stood in for brick buildings, but what dramas have we witnessed over the years! As ITV prepares to shift the Street’s cast and crew to their new workplace, the broadcaster has released this emotional four-minute montage that takes in everything from fires and tram crashes to those more intimate moments of backstreet pathos for which Corrie is renowned…