Historic Coronation Street set left in ruins

New photos of what used to be the hallowed pavements of Coronation Street have shocked hardcore fans of the show.

Production of the record-breaking soap moved to a new location in 2013, since then the old set located in central Manchester has been left to deteriorate.

Coronation Street has all but disappeared.
Coronation Street has all but disappeared. Photo credit: Caters.

One fan posted their disgust on social media. "It's like Mike Baldwin had been left in charge!"

This corner was once the home of the Rovers Return.
This corner was once the home of the Rovers Return. Photo credit: Caters.

ITV, the network that makes the show that has been running since 1960 moved production which would allow them to create an HD friendly set. In other words, wouldn't look fake when filmed in high definition. 

The entire Coronation Street set once sat on this square.
The entire Coronation Street set once sat on this square. Photo credit: Caters.
This mug is all that remains of the memories.
This mug is all that remains of the memories. Photo credit: Caters.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also visited the cobblestones that no longer exist.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also visited the cobblestones that no longer exist. Photo credit: Getty.
The street in better days. Prince Charles waits for transport.
The street in better days. Prince Charles waits for transport. Photo credit: Getty.
Rita's shocked face.
Rita's shocked face. Photo credit: Getty.

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