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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23rd April1999: A momentous day for Roy Cropper and Hayley Patterson as they prepared to marry, but trouble was afoot from the off as Les Battersby sunk to a new low by tipping off some reporters that "two blokes" were marrying, inadvertently revealing the location of the wedding. The press wasted no time in hunting down the wedding party, but fortunately Emily Bishop caught on in time to stop Hayley from arriving at the church, leaving a hapless Spider Nugent and the minister Jessica Lundy to bluff the reporters. As the wedding party congregated at Roy's Rolls, Hayley admonished herself for ever expecting a happy ending. However, there was no reason they had to marry in a church, so Roy gathered everyone in the cafe and the ceremony went ahead there, with Hayley's Great Uncle Bert giving her away. Hayley then changed her surname to Cropper although due to UK law their union was not legally recognised.
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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