|First appearance||30th January 2004|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Janice Connolly|
Dolly Gartside was the overbearing mother of Eric Gartside. When Eric took Shelley Unwin back to his house following their date in January 2004, Dolly greeted the pair in her dressing gown. It was clear that mother and son were inseparable, and Shelley advised Eric to cut the apron strings before asking another girl out.