The town has its own "Gazette" and its own General Hospital, while its council has included more than one resident of Coronation Street.
Weatherfield, is a fictional town in Manchester and known streets around Weatherfield include Coronation Street, Rosamund Street, Viaduct Street, and Victoria Street. Their have been many changes to Weatherfield post-world war two. In 1968 Missions, Factories and terraced houses were being demolished to make way for blocks of Maisonettes or flats. The Weatherfield quays are actually Salford quays.
Granada is very strong on creating as authentic a background for the street as possible basing it on real Manchester data. All the telephone numbers begin 0161 and the River Irwell is said to run through Weatherfield.