|First appearance||13th January 1961|
|Last appearance||19th August 1970|
|Number of appearances||18|
|Played by||Brian Rawlinson|
Joe Makinson was a plumber who lived in Weatherfield in the 1960s. He had an on-off relationship with Christine Hardman which began in 1961 when he paid a plumbing bill in sympathy as the money was owed to his boss at Sharrocks by Christine's mother May, who had just died. Joe asked Christine out and was keen to see more of her despite being warned off by Christine's protective uncle Edwin.
The relationship continued until Joe unexpectedly proposed to Christine, and she finished with him instead, telling him they wouldn't work out together and he was too much of a penny-pincher. Joe had just turned down a well-paid job in Newcastle to stay in Weatherfield with Christine, and he took the break-up badly, even going so far as to write to Christine begging her to take him back.
Christine dated Joe again in 1963 when she was on the rebound from Frank Barlow. They were spotted together by Elsie Tanner, and word about it soon reached Frank. Joe also butted heads with Coronation Street's resident builder Len Fairclough over business matters during his brief return. Although Christine was thinking of dumping Joe, he ended things first.
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