The cast of Coronation Street will join family and fans for the funeral of Liz Dawn at Salford Cathedral on Friday.
The actress, who endeared herself to millions as Vera Duckworth in the long-running soap, died at home on last Monday. She was 77.
Liz Dawn became a Coronation Street legend playing Vera Duckworth on the cobbles for 34 years, cementing her status as a real national treasure.
Vera first appeared on Britain's most famous TV street in 1974 when she moved into number nine along with husband Jack, played by the late Bill Tarmey.
After being diagnosed with emphysema, Dawn was written out of the soap in 2008 when Vera died in her sleep, holding hands with her husband Jack.
Throughout her prime time career, the much-loved actress rubbed shoulders with the Queen and then-Prime Minister Tony Blair among others.
Here, we take a look through the archive of pictures from her career.