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Corrie Street June 5/16

Blackpool Tram

I love going to Blackpool. I’ve only ever been there with Coronation Street. It was a scary visit this Monday, with the Blackpool tram almost taking out another Bradley.

Jenny and Johnny on Blackpool pierThree Weatherfield parties went to the seaside. Tim, Kevin and young Jack went for an overnight stay. Then Jenny Bradley and Johnny Connor for the day. Then Sally and Sophie Webster to find Tim and Kev.

jack kevin and tim in restaurantWord quickly got around the factory that Tim had indeed gone on the vacation he had planned for Sally, without her. Photos of Blackpool were printed off to tease her about what she was missing.

Looking at them, Jenny thought about her father and the place he was killed in 1989. He was struck by a Blackpool tram as he chased jenny sees blackpool tramRita across the road (watch). Alan Bradley was a bad’un. Jenny had never been back to Blackpool, had never seen the spot where her father died. Time to face it, she thought, but she was scared. When she told Johnny this, he offered to go with her.

Seeing a photo of the happy threesome that Tim posted online, Sally decided it was time to reclaim her man. Off she and Sophie went, finding the guys in a restaurant.

Jack Webster runs toward tram

driver sees jackIn the hullaballoo that ensued, Jack slipped off unnoticed. Running toward the road, they saw him too late. But Jenny and Johnny were walking nearby. Jenny saw him running into the path of a tram. She ran and flung him out of the way just in time.

Websters and Metcalfes were all upset. Sally and Sophie blamed Jenny, but their yelling seemed rather pro forma. They shut up and jack and jenny safe by tram frontthanked her quickly enough after Kevin stuck up for her.

The tram drove on, after a quick wave from the driver. No passengers were gawping out the windows to see what was happening. Maybe they’re used to kids running into traffic.

When Weatherfield folk come to visit, it seems there’s always johnny leads jenny away from sallya kid who takes off (remember Simon’s 2010 adventure). Blackpool council might want to think about a by-law requiring kids to be kept on a tether. At least the kids from Weatherfield.

Corrie Street June 28/15

Birthday Party

The scariest bit with Jenny kidnapping Jack was the birthday party jenny-party-tablefor her son Tom. He would have turned seven that day, but he’d drowned in a wading pool. She had left him alone for just a moment.

She doesn’t tell all this to young Jack, just that they’re having a lovely party for a special boy. Paper chains that Jack made hung all around the apartment in Hull. Presents, cakes and little sandwiches on the table.

jenny yells at jack get-to-your-roomJack had no idea what she was talking about, didn’t care, and the only word he said was “Daddy”. Jenny wanted him to share her excitement and he was totally oblivious to the festivities and to her.

Jenny screamed at him, and frightened the life out of me. She ordered him to go to his room and he did, quietly and immediately. She then vented her frustration on the decorations, crying while jenny-pulls-down-paper-chainstearing all the paper chains down. Then she phoned Rita.

The rescue mission by Rita, Kevin and Sophie was less scary. This was despite Jenny on the balcony several stories up with Jack, moving to the edge and looking down longingly, way down.

First Rita went to the apartment and was doing a good job of calming this-has-to-stopJenny and getting hold of Jack. Then Kevin couldn’t wait and went banging on the door and yelling. But Rita let go of Jack when she opened the door for him? Jenny, of course, grabbed Jack and out on the balcony they went.

Ok, not the best tactical moves by either of them, but Sophie’s contribution was beyond belief. Seeing movement on the balcony, she rushes up to the apartment. She could see the glass door open stay-backand her father and Rita there. And out she clattered like a herd of elephants to join them. Of course, Jenny moved back to the corner of the balcony, pulling Jack with her and looking over the edge to the ground.

Thanks to Jenny, it ended well. She let Jack go to Kevin and then balloons-off-balconyslumped crying on the balcony floor until the police carted her off. Kevin had not wanted the police called, fearing they’d “go in mob-handed” and panic Jenny.  He and Sophie did that all by themselves!