26th February1973: Hilda Ogden celebrated her birthday with an insult from Stan: he was convinced she was fifty whereas she managed to provide the evidence that she was only forty-nine. To make up for this huge error, Stan agreed that they would host a birthday part at No.13 and Hilda, borrowing a copy of Barbara Cartland's 1950Etiquette Handbook from Annie Walker, decided on a "posh do" using advice from the book. Formal invitations were sent out with two of the recipients being the Mayor and Mayoress of Weatherfield: Alf Roberts and Annie Walker. Hilda donned a blond wig, put place cards out, greeted her guests in the front parlour (a.k.a. The Drawing Room) and thoroughly enjoyed the attention. While dancing a formal tango with Ted Loftus, Stan got steadily drunk while Edna Gee frolicked on her bed with a mystery man, later revealed to be Billy Walker.
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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