|Occupation||Shop assistant (retired)|
|Born||1st April 1922|
|Children|| Maureen Webster (1945) |
|First appearance||2nd April 1993|
|Last appearance||1st November 1999|
|Number of appearances||462|
|Played by||Elizabeth Bradley|
Maud Grimes (née Michaelson) was intent on destroying the relationship between her daughter Maureen and Reg Holdsworth. She succeeded in 1968 but was powerless to stop their courtship and marriage in 1995
Maud despised Reg, thinking him to be an unsuitable partner for her daughter and tried many times to cause trouble between them. However, tables were turned when she overheard her two sons-in-law arguing over who was going to be "lumbered" with looking after her during Maureen and Reg's wedding reception. Perhaps the fear of being unwanted and left alone is the reason why Maud strived to control her daughter's life.
For a while Maud was engaged to be married to Percy Sugden but he broke off the engagement when he discovered that Maud had an affair with an American soldier during World War II, and that Maureen was the resulting child of that relationship. She proposed to Percy again, but he turned her down thinking that she was joking.
She lived in her old home at 7 Nightingale Street, with a penchant for bizarre tea-cosy shaped hats, reading the tea leaves and other spirit-related skills (for example, trying to summon the ghost of Ivy Brennan).