|Died||Prior to 2008|
|Spouse(s)||Alfred Tatlock (1936)|
|Children||Valerie Tatlock (1942)|
|First appearance||12th May 1969|
|Last appearance||6th September 1978|
|Number of appearances||23|
|Played by||Clare Kelly|
When Valerie married Ken Barlow in August 1962, Edith was unable to attend because she was ill. She came to Coronation Street to help Ken out when Val was in hospital. When she took her twin grandchildren Peter and Susan Barlow, she ended up losing them but they were eventually found again.
After Valerie's tragic death in 1971 from an electric shock and house fire, Ken took the twins to Scotland to stay with Edith and Alfred. Edith later returned to Weatherfield with Ken and decided it would be best to sell their house in Scotland so she and Alfred could stay in Coronation Street. However, Ken told Edith that he'd got a nanny/housekeeper who would help look after the twins, and feeling unwanted, Edith left to return to Glasgow. She came back a few months later and decided to take over as she didn't think that Bet Lynch should be looking after the twins as she was "too tarty". When Ken returned home drunk from a night out, Edith decided to try and get custody of the twins. Instead Ken talked it over with Edith and decided it was best that the twins went and lived with her and Alfred in Glasgow.
Edith spent most of her years raising the twins, with Ken coming up to visit now and again. She didn't approve of his second wife Janet. When Ken came up to take the twins back home, it turned out they didn't want to live with Ken any more. When Albert Tatlock believed Ken didn't want them back, Edith put Albert right about the situation.
When Peter wasn't doing good with his exams in 1978, Ken brought him back home so he could re-sit his exams, and hoped he could live with him. However, Peter phoned Edith to come and collect him as he didn't want to stay, but Ken didn't want Peter to leave with her. Peter later applied for the Navy.
- Edith was portrayed by Clare Kelly on-off from 1969 to 1978. The actress was intended to return again in 1981 but was unable to due to a heart attack before filming. After Clare's passing in 2001, the fate of the character hasn't been discussed, however in a 2008 episode, Peter Barlow mentioned her death in passing.
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