17th Oct, 2017

Coronation Street star visits Coventry care home

Coventry Editorial 22nd Apr, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AWARD-WINNING television actor Alan Halsall or mechanic Tyrone Dobbs as he in more commonly known, swapped the fictional cobbles of Weatherfield to the city streets when he was sent to Coventry for a special trip to Canley Care Home.

The likeable actor, who is married to British actress Lucy-Jo Hudson from Wild at Heart and formerly Coronation Street, visited Herald Lodge on Saturday morning to open a new new café area.

Alan spent the morning signing autographs and memorabilia and also go to know those who live and work at Herald Lodge before joining in on a raffle for residents and relatives to win signed goodies.

“The visit went really well.” said deputy manager James Shuker.

“He came along and was here for about two hours. He was here to show his support for the centre and opened our new cafe.”

Coronation Street actor Alan Halsall, who plays mechanic Tyrone Dobbs greets staff at Canley care home. Picture by Jon Mullis 17.014.009.cov.jm1 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Manager Jill Holmes and Allan open the new tea room. Picture by Jon Mullis 17.013.009.cov.jm7 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Pam Powell gets a photo with the Coronation Street star. Picture by Jon Mullis 17.013.009.cov.jm4 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Gwen Phillips gets her Coronation Street book signed. Picture by Jon Mullis 17.013.009.cov.jm3 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Doris Raven gets her photo signed by Allan. Picture by Jon Mullis 17.013.009.cov.jm2 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Alan Halsall enjoys a natter over a cuppa. Picture by Jon Mullis 17.013.009.cov.jm6 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Alan Halsall pictured with young fan Aoise O’Bryan. Picture by Jon Mullis 17.013.009.cov.jm8 (www.buyphotos247.com)

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