History and EventsEdit
In 1997, Episode 4278 (8th October 1997), after kidnapping Mike Baldwin, Don Brennan intended to kill him. As Mike escaped and hobbled across the cobbles, Don sped his Jaguar up the street attempting to run down Mike, but missed and smashed into the Viaduct wall, causing the car to explode killing Don.
In 2004, Episode 5899 (24th November 2004), after her reign of terror, Maya Sharma(Mad Maya) had kidnapped Sunita Alahan and Dev Alahan and trapped the pair in the Corner Shop. She set it alight but the pair escaped just in time before the shop exploded over the Street knocking it's residents to their feet. When Maya saw Sunita being rescued by Charlie Stubbs, she sped up the Street but missed and crashed into the empty Turners Joinery. Residents watched on in horror as Maya hadn't infact died as she rise her head. Seconds later a lorry crashed into the rear of her car, hospitalising her.
In late 2010,Episode 7484 (6th December 2010) - Episode 7488 (10th December 2010) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Coronation Street, a week of episodes showed an unexpected gas leak at newly opened bar The Joinery caused the bar to explode. The explosion destroyed the overhead Viaduct which caused a passing Tram to crash through the Viaduct and smash into the Corner Shop trapping Sunita Alahan, Molly Dobbs and her three month old baby Jack Dobbs. The rear end of the tram swung around and crushed the Kabin trapping Rita Sullivan. The Explosion and Tram Crash Disaster killed 4 people.
- Charlotte Hoyle (killed by John Stape moments before the Tram Crash)
- Unnamed Taxi Driver.
The Joinery went under renovations and was re-opened early 2011 and went under the name of Nick's Bistro.