Coronation Street is a British drama serial set in the north of England, chronicling the professional and private lives of the residents of a backstreet in Weatherfield, a fictional suburb of Greater Manchester. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television for ITV, it first transmitted on 9th December1960 and is the longest running drama series in the world still in production.
27th November1961: One of the longest-lasting battle of wills ever fought out on Coronation Street must have been that between Leonard Swindley, the chairman of the Mission of Glad Tidings, and Ena Sharples, its caretaker. He was fussy and pedantic, she was dogmatic and dictatorial, while accusing him all the time of those very failings. On occasion, their battle resulted in eviction for Ena, such as in April 1961 when she was sacked for spreading false rumours and dumped herself on a horrified Martha Longhurst. In November of the same year, the teetotal Swindley warned her for persistently drinking in the Rovers causing her to walk out in anger. This time Minnie Caldwell was the lucky recipient of Ena being a houseguest, having no idea what was about to befall her until Ena appeared on her doorstep one evening and asked if her spare bed was aired. Minnie, knowing full well that he aged mother Amy Carlton loathed Ena, foresaw nothing but trouble ahead...
Kylie Platt is the wife of David and mother of Max and Lily Platt. Kylie was raised by a drug addict mother and abusive father. She resented her half-sister Becky Granger for leaving home when Kylie was eight, and was thrown out after falling pregnant at nineteen. Max's dad, Callum Logan, ended up in prison, and Max was taken into care as Kylie was homeless. In 2010, Becky tracked Kylie down and helped her regain custody of Max, but fearing she couldn't hack it as a mother, Kylie sold Max to Becky and Steve McDonald and left. She made a surprise return to Weatherfield the following year after meeting and getting engaged to David Platt in Tenerife, where she was working as a cage dancer. After getting married, the Platts won custody of Max and in 2013 Kylie gave birth to their daughter Lily - although there was uncertainty over her parentage due to a one-night stand between Kylie and Nick Tilsley. Arriving in the Street as an opportunistic thief, Kylie frequently pushed David to get what he could from his family - including Audrey Roberts's salon where they both worked - but matured as she was accepted into the Platt clan.
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