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.
31st January1973: The friendship between Ena Sharples and Minnie Caldwell was a long one and went back to the turn of century. The two bickered frequently but fall-outs were rare. However in January 1973 there was a danger of a total breach between the two women when Minnie cleaned Ena's flat before her return from visiting Jason Lomax and found a letter from her own husband, Armistead, to Ena dated Summer 1919 in which he expressed affection for her. Ena told her that the letter was written after an argument between Minnie and Armistead on a trip to Marple Lakes
just before they were engaged. Ena had comforted him and he wrote the letter but she'd quickly told him not to be so daft. Minnie believed her and their friendship was restored but Ena later confessed to Emily Bishop that there had been other letters in which Armistead had asked Ena to drop Alfred Sharples in his favour.
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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"When you're as old as I am, and your whole world's beginning to crumble, until there's absolutely nothing left, then you fight for what you still 'ave, even if it's only a chair and a lot of old memories."