NOSTALGIA: Coronation Street actor draws big crowd at ribbon-cutting in Boston in 1981

Coronation Street actor, the late Johnny Briggs drew a big crowd in Boston’s High Street 40 years ago.

Drawing a big crowd in Boston in 1981, Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs.
Drawing a big crowd in Boston in 1981, Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs.

Johnny – who played factory boss Mike Baldwin in the soap from 1976 to 2006 – was in town to officially open the new £50,000 Silver Dollar amusements arcade and cafeteria.

After cutting the ribbon, the star was besieged by youngsters and mums seeking his autograph.