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|Children|| Elsie Tanner (1923) |
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Arthur Grimshaw was the father of Elsie Tanner and Fay Butler and grandfather to Linda Cheveski, Dennis Tanner, Gary Bailey, Bernard Butler and Sandra Butler. He was married to Alice Grimshaw, and had a difficult and possibly abusive relationship with his daughters. He was killed during the Blitz alongside his wife and eight of his children when the family home of 18 Gas Street was bombed by the Luftwaffe in the Second World War.
In 1977, Elsie claimed that Arthur used to cleaned the chimney by tying a brick to a piece of rope and dropping it down the chimney. Elsie's lodgers, Gail Potter and Suzie Birchall, tried this trick to clear Elsie's chimney - however they brought down all the soot down in Stan and Hilda Ogden's back room.
References to Arthur's relationship with Elsie were hinted at in 'Coronation Street at War' by Daran Little.