Hall Of Fame – Violet Carson

Hall Of Fame – Violet Carson

There can be few more familiar sights on TV soaps than Coronation Street’s Ena Sharples sipping milk stout with Minnie Caldwell and Martha Longhurst. The fearsome yet matronly Ena, played by Ancoats-born actress Violet Carson, ruled the Rovers snug for two decades...
Northern Soul Takes the North West by Storm

Northern Soul Takes the North West by Storm

iNostalgia remembers a music phenomenon that took the North West by storm in the late 1970s – Northern Soul It’s odd to think that Northern Soul probably got its name from a record shop in London’s Covent Garden. Journalist Dave Godin coined the term to cater for...
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