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|Occupation||Cook at Corshaw's Canteen|
|Children|| Martin Platt (1968)|
|First appearance||23rd September 1991|
|Last appearance||4th October 1991|
|Number of appearances||5|
|Played by||Barbara Young|
Barbara met Gail Tilsley for the first time a few days before she was due to marry Martin in 1991. Barbara gave Gail a slinky blue slip to wear at the wedding. Later, at the reception in the Rovers Return, Barbara and Barry gave the newlyweds their gift of a honeymoon in Abersoch, with Barbara staying on at 33 Hammond Road to look after Nicky, Sarah Louise and David while they were away. Barbara then took charge of the party and got everyone doing the conga.
Barbara didn't encounter any problems while watching the kids although Ivy Brennan gave her a cool reception as she didn't feel she was properly part of the family and was critical of Barbara drinking at the reception when there were children around. Barbara tried to get to know the Brennans by inviting them over for dinner, but only Don came as Ivy was annoyed at him for accepting on her behalf and refused to go. Barbara didn't pick up on Ivy's feelings and when Ivy later offered to take Nicky off her hands for a while by taking him to church, Barbara was grateful.