Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire. The town has a population of approximately 75,000 and lies close to the Yorkshire Dales.
Role in Coronation Street
Emily Nugent was born in Harrogate on 18th October 1929, and in February 1966 she returned to the town to look after her ailing father. Another Harrogate native was Derek Wilton, who was born there on 8th August 1936. In 1972 Alan Howard's ex-wife Laura moved to the town to open a hair salon there. Deirdre Barlow attended a conference in the town in March 1990 in her role as a Weatherfield councillor. In November of the same year, Mike Baldwin attended a trade conference there with Jackie Ingram, with the intention of seducing her and taking her business from her.