Coronation Street is a British soap opera which chronicles the lives of the residents of a backstreet terrace in Weatherfield, a fictional town in the north of England. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television and then ITV plc for the country's main commercial network, it was first transmitted on 9th December1960 and is the longest running drama series in the world still in production.
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22nd June1981: A new arrival in the area when Alma Sedgewick momentarily gave up her life of leisure to manage her husband’s cafe on Rosamund Street. Alma was not used to a life of work and bemoaned the fact that she couldn’t find any willing employees from among the ranks of Weatherfield’s unemployed to Bert Tilsley. Six weeks before, Elsie Tanner had been sacked by Jim Sedgewick for taking too much time off work after her house had been wrecked by jealous wife Muriel Fielding. Bert told Elsie of Alma’s staff problem and Elsie asked for her job back. Instead she was offered the assistant’s post on less money. Beggers not being able to be choosers, Elsie took the offer but only lasted a week before she walked out, unable to cope with Alma’s laziness.
Kimberley Taylor was an employee at Bettabuy supermarket who was engaged to Curly Watts. Kimberley ended the relationship and transferred to another store when Curly pestered her to have sex before marriage. They reunited through a dating agency a year later before splitting for good when Curly blew £2,000 converting his loft into an observatory against Kimberley's wishes. Kimberley was the daughter of Randolph and Brenda Taylor. She was an only child and had a strict, sheltered upbringing as her parents were old-fashioned church-goers. Kimberley met Curly in October 1989 when he became Bettabuy supermarket's assistant manager. On Curly's first walk around the shop floor, manager Reg Holdsworth invited him to point out where Kimberley had made a mistake in her shelf-stacking technique. Curly re-arranged the display so that it would be more eye-catching to the customer, introducing himself to Kimberley as he did so.
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