Thursday, March 16, 2006

Roy Barraclough: MBE

EX-CORRIE star Roy Barraclough collected his MBE at Buckingham Palace yesterday.

Roy, 70, who played Rovers landlord Alec Gilroy and wed barmaid Bet Lynch, said: "I never in my wildest dream imagined I would get one. It's lovely. It's like a little pat on the back."

He received his gong from Prince Charles and dedicated it to his old comedy partner, the late Les Dawson.

He said: "I'm sorry Les isn't here. He would have been very proud."

Source: The Daily Record

The MBE stands for Member of the Order of the British Empire; a medal issued in the UK. Other Corrie cast members have received MBEs in past including William Roache (our Ken Barlow), Betty Driver (our Betty Williams), Liz Dawn (our Vera Duckworth), former star Doris Speed (our Annie Walker), and Tony Warren (Coronation Street creator).

Former star Violet Carson (our Ena Sharples) was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1965.

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