Actor Alan Halsall swapped the cobbles of Coronation Street for the launch of a new Midcounties Co-operative Travel branch in Arnold this weekend.
Halsall, who plays much-loved character Tyrone Dobbs, joined colleagues, residents and the Mayor of Gedling Barbara Miller at the Front Street branch on Saturday (22).
Corrie fans flocked to the store to see Alan, who spent time talking with visitors and posing for photos, while many also took the opportunity to speak to the branch’s travel experts.
For Branch Manager Nick McCree and local Arnold resident Sarah de Costres, who between them have over fifty years of experience in helping people find the perfect holiday package, it was a chance to meet up with the local community whilst helping them book their dream trip.
Natalie Turner, Head of Branches at The Midcounties Co-operative Travel, said: “We’re so grateful to Alan for joining our celebrations in Arnold. It was the perfect way to open our new store, and we were delighted to see so many members of the community come along to welcome us.”
Nick McCree, Branch Manager at the Arnold store, said: “It was great that Alan joined our celebrations in Arnold. It was the perfect way to open our new branch, and we were delighted to see so many members of the community come along to celebrate the opening.
“Alan put a smile on lots of faces and it was the perfect way to start our journey in Arnold. We can’t wait to continue working closely with the local community in the coming weeks, months, and years.”