|First appearance||23rd May 1973|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Kit Hoult|
Dora Wainwright (née Braithwaite) was an old school friend of Ena Sharples's. Dora left Manchester two months before the First World War started in 1914. In May 1973, the two friends met again for the first time in 59 years at Woburn Abbey, and recognised each other immediately. Dora was working as a tour guide there and Ena was one of a party visiting from Weatherfield. Dora introduced Ena to The Duke of Bedford and Ena in turn introduced him to Minnie Caldwell, Annie Walker, her nephew Tom Schofield and his wife Faye-Marie.