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The cast of ‘Coronation Street’ on set. Jack Howarth as Albert Tatlock and William Roache as Ken Barlow. April 16, 1968

It’s been over six decades since Coronation Street first hit our screens – and these brilliant images capture the cast and sets when it all began.

Unearthed from our archives, Mirrorpix, and beyond, all of these images were shot between 1960 and 1969.

They show numerous cast members, including Bill Roache, on-screen sets and production on the popular ITV soap.

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Alfred Hitchcock at the Rovers Return to co-stars having some shut eye in between scenes – these are a real trip back in time.

Here are 38 fascinating photos of Coronation Street from the sixties.

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  • Coronation Street creator Tony Warren, July 1968

    Coronation Street creator Tony Warren, July 1968

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  • English film director Alfred Hitchcock photographed poking his head through the doors of the Rovers Return Inn on the set of television soap Coronation Street, at Granada Studios in Manchester, circa June 1964

    English film director Alfred Hitchcock pokes his head through the doors of the Rovers Return at Granada Studios in June 1964

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Pat Phoenix with newcomers Irene Sutcliffe and John Sharp. April 16, 1968

    Pat Phoenix with newcomers Irene Sutcliffe and John Sharp. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Eileen Derbyshire is pictured in the Rovers Return. April 16, 1968

    Eileen Derbyshire is pictured in the Rovers Return. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Jack Howarth and Bill Roache. April 16, 1968

    Jack Howarth and Bill Roache. April 16, 1968

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  • Albert Tatlock (Jack Howarth) and Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) on set, April 1968

    Albert Tatlock (Jack Howarth) and Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) on set, April 1968

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  • Chris Stanford and Pat Phoenix as Dennis and Elsie Tanner, in a scene from the TV soap 'Coronation Street.' November 18, 1963

    Chris Stanford and Pat Phoenix as Dennis and Elsie Tanner, in a scene from the TV soap. November 18, 1963

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Jack Howarth and Bill Roache. April 16, 1968

    Jack Howarth and Bill Roache on set. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Tim Jones, Director, talks to Mitzi Rogers and Philip Lowrie. April 16, 1968

    Tim Jones, Director, talks to Mitzi Rogers and Philip Lowrie. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Arthur Leslie takes a nap while Doris Speed learns her script during rehearsals. April 16, 1968

    Arthur Leslie takes a nap while Doris Speed learns her script during rehearsals. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Mitzi Rogers and Philip Lowrie in the rehearsal room with Anne Leslie. April 16, 1968

    Mitzi Rogers and Philip Lowrie in the rehearsal room with Anne Leslie. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Eileen Derbyshire is pictured in the Rovers Return. April 16, 1968

    .Eileen Derbyshire is pictured in the Rovers Return. April 16, 1968

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  • A scene for a future 'Coronation Street' episode calls for Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) to go to a motor race meeting. He is driven there by Amanda Reiss. The scene was shot in the Granada car park against a back drop. Dennis was only driven around the car park by Amanda but that was enough to make him hold on tight and show what he thought of women drivers. April 28, 1965

    A scene for a future ‘Coronation Street’ episode calls for Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) to go to a motor race meeting. April 28, 1965

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  • A scene for a future 'Coronation Street' episode calls for Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) to go to a motor race meeting. He is driven there by Amanda Reiss. The scene was shot in the Granada car park against a back drop. Dennis was only driven around the car park by Amanda but that was enough to make him hold on tight and show what he thought of women drivers. April 28, 1965

    The scene was shot in the Granada car park against a back drop. April 28, 1965

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  • Actors Paul Maxwell and Pat Phoenix, playing the parts of Steve and Elsie Tanner, getting married in a scene from the soap opera 'Coronation Street', Manchester. September 3, 1967

    Actors Paul Maxwell and Pat Phoenix, playing the parts of Steve and Elsie Tanner, getting married. September 3, 1967

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Eileen Derbyshire behind the bar at the Rovers Return, 16th April 16, 1968

    Eileen Derbyshire behind the bar at the Rovers Return, 16th April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. General scene in committee room prior to transmission, in centre director Tim Jones. April 16, 1968

    General scene in committee room prior to transmission, in centre director Tim Jones. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Eileen Derbyshire has lunch in the canteen. April 16, 1968

    Eileen Derbyshire has lunch in the canteen. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Pat Phoenix at conference with producer Dick Everett. April 16, 1968

    Pat Phoenix at conference with producer Dick Everett. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Eileen Derbyshire. April 16, 1968

    The cast of ‘Coronation Street’ on set. Eileen Derbyshire. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Richard Goolden, who fell asleep during proceedings, with Margot Bryant and Bill Roache. April 16, 1968

    Richard Goolden, who fell asleep during proceedings, with Margot Bryant and Bill Roache. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Jack Howarth as Albert Tatlock and William Roache as Ken Barlow. April 16, 1968

    Jack Howarth as Albert Tatlock and William Roache as Ken Barlow. April 16, 1968

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  • Coronation Streets Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) with bride Jenny Sutton (Mitzi Rogers) May 1968

    Coronation Streets Dennis Tanner (Philip Lowrie) with bride Jenny Sutton (Mitzi Rogers) May 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Margot Bryant in the canteen, April 16, 1968

    Margot Bryant in the canteen, April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set, April 16, 1968

    The cast of ‘Coronation Street’ on set, April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Doris Speed in makeup. April 16, 1968

    Doris Speed in makeup. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Eileen Derbyshire in makeup. April 16, 1968

    Eileen Derbyshire in makeup. April 16, 1968

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  • The cast of Coronation Street 1961

    The cast of Coronation Street, 1961

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  • Pat Phoenix as Elsie Tanner in court Coronation Street 1969

    Pat Phoenix as Elsie Tanner in court. 1969

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  • Christmas on 'Coronation Street', December 1964

    Christmas on ‘Coronation Street’, December 1964

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  • Emily Nugent (Eileen Derbyshire) serving a lively crowd in the Rovers, April 1968

    Emily Nugent (Eileen Derbyshire) serving a lively crowd in the Rovers, April 1968

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  • Coronation Street scriptwriters Harry Driver and Vince Powell with Doris Speed who appears on the street as Annie Walker. November 16, 1966

    Scriptwriters Harry Driver and Vince Powell with Doris Speed who appears on the street as Annie Walker. November 16, 1966

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  • The cast of 'Coronation Street' on set. Eileen Derbyshire (right) and Jean Alexander are pictured in the Rovers Return. April 16, 1968

    Eileen Derbyshire (right) and Jean Alexander are pictured in the Rovers Return. April 16, 1968

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  • The Coronation Street cast celebrate the opening of the new outdoor set, May 1968

    The cast celebrate the opening of the new outdoor set, May 1968

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  • Ena Sharples (Violet Carson) and the Coronation Street cast, May 1968

    Ena Sharples (Violet Carson) and the cast, May 1968

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  • The original Rovers Return on Coronation Streets inside set, April 1968

    The original Rovers Return on Coronation Streets inside set, April 1968

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  • Coronation Street scriptwriters Harry Driver and Vince Powell with Doris Speed who appears on the street as Annie Walker. November 16, 1966

    Scriptwriters Harry Driver and Vince Powell with Doris Speed who appears on the street as Annie Walker. November 16, 1966

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  • Coronation Streets new outdoor set wood and scaffolding in May 1968

    The new outdoor set wood and scaffolding in May 1968

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