List of Coronation Street characters (1965)

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Edward Wormold[edit]

Edward Wormold
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Robert Dorning
Duration 1965
First appearance 4 January 1965
Episode 424
Last appearance 1 September 1965
Episode 493
Created by H.V. Kershaw
Introduced by John Finch
Classification Former; recurring

Edward Wormold was the owner of several properties on Coronation Street up until the late 70s. As such, he made occasional visits when needed. Gradually all the houses were bought by the residents of the Street, and Wormold last appeared in September. His brother Alfried appeared in 1967 and son Douglas appeared in 1974.

Norman Lindley[edit]

Norman Lindley
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Glyn Owen
Duration 1965
First appearance 8 February 1965
Episode 434
Last appearance 2 June 1965
Episode 467
Created by Richard Everitt
Introduced by Jim Allen
Classification Former; guest

Norman Lindley was the estranged husband of shopkeeper Florrie Lindley. His arrival shocked Florrie's friends and neighbours, who had believed she was widowed. Norman worked overseas as an engineer and had returned to the country to ask Florrie for a divorce. Whilst in the area he took a fancy to Elsie Tanner and they dated, but when Florrie confessed she still had feelings for Norman, Elsie gallantly broke it off. Florrie had her hopes of rekindling the romance dashed however, when Norman was called back to work and abruptly left. The couple finally decided to give their marriage another go when Norman came back for Florrie later in the year, and they left for a new start together.

Roger Wain[edit]

Roger Wain
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Frazer Hines
Duration 1965
First appearance 15 March 1965
Episode 444
Last appearance 21 June 1965
Episode 472
Created by H.V. Kershaw
Introduced by Vince Powell
Classification Former; recurring

Roger Wain is a friend of Lucille Hewitt's, who she meets when the play opposite each other in a local production. Lucille instantly takes a shine to Roger and takes him home to meet her guardians Annie and Jack, who approve of the developing relationship between the pair. Eventually however, class differences prove too much for Roger and Lucille, and they drift apart.

Peter Barlow[edit]

Susan Barlow[edit]

Main article: Susan Barlow

Lionel Petty[edit]

Lionel Petty
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Edward Evans
Duration 1965–66
First appearance 31 May 1965
Episode 466
Last appearance 26 January 1966
Episode 535
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by Jack Rosenthal
Classification Former; regular

Lionel Petty arrived on Coronation Street as the new owner of the Corner Shop, which he previously bought from Florrie Lindley. He was an ex-Sergeant Major, and life as a shopkeeper was never his game. Lionel failed to fit in on the Street and left for Wales in January 1966 to go into business with his brother.

Sid Lambert[edit]

Sid Lambert
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Graham Rigby
Duration 1965–66
First appearance 31 May 1965
Episode 466
Last appearance 5 January 1966
Episode 529
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by Jack Rosenthal
Classification Former; recurring

Sid Lambert was the manager of the local football club where David Barlow took a job as coach until David's knee injury forced him out.

Tom Schofield[edit]

Tom Schofield
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Tom Halliday
Duration 1965, 1973
First appearance 7 June 1965
Episode 468
Last appearance 1973
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by John Finch
Classification Former; guest

Tom Schofield was the nephew of Ena Sharples. Tom lived in Boston and had come to persuade his aunt to get a passport so she could fly over to visit her brother, Tom Sr, whom she had not seen for fifty years. Ena left with Tom soon after.

Arthur Walker[edit]

Arthur Walker
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Jack Allen
Duration 1965, 1969
First appearance 30 June 1965
Episode 475
Last appearance 5 November 1969
Episode 925
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by H.V. Kershaw (1965)
Malcolm Lynch (1969)
Classification Former; recurring

Arthur Walker was the brother of Jack Walker who often ran the Rovers while Jack and his wife Annie were indisposed. He made his last appearance in 1969, visiting Jack in hospital after he was injured in the coach crash.

Clara Midgeley[edit]

Clara Midgeley
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Betty Hardy
Duration 1965–66
First appearance 26 July 1965
Episode 482
Last appearance 14 April 1966
Episode 557
Created by H.V. Kershaw
Introduced by Jack Rosenthal
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Cleaner

Clara Midgeley was the caretaker employed at the Mission in the absence of regular employee Ena Sharples. During her stay on the Street she made good friends with Albert Tatlock and the pair holidayed together in Cleveleys, with Albert unaware that Clara had previously disclosed to Minnie Caldwell that she was in fact falling in love with him. On the trip Clara decided to pop the question to Albert, but was disappointed when he turned her down, reasoning that he was far too set in his ways to ever marry again. Following this, Albert cut the holiday short to return home and Clara, devastated, was never seen again.

Nellie Harvey[edit]

Nellie Harvey
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Mollie Sugden
Duration 1965, 1971–72, 1973, 1974, 1976
First appearance 28 July 1965
Episode 483
Last appearance 4 August 1976
Episode 1623
Created by H.V. Kershaw
Introduced by Jack Rosenthal
Classification Former; recurring

Nellie Harvey appeared intermittently from 1965 to 1976. She and her husband Arthur were landlord and lady of The Laughing Donkey, another local pub in Weatherfield. Nellie was a member of the Weatherfield Ladies Licensed Victualers. She was a lifelong 'friend' of Annie Walker but in reality they were always trying to score points off each other.

Ted Bates[edit]

Ted Bates
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by William Wymar
Duration 1965
First appearance 18 August 1965
Episode 489
Last appearance 1 September 1965
Episode 493
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by Adele Rose
Classification Former; guest

Ted Bates was an old friend of Albert Tatlock's who moved into No.1 to escape the old folks' home his daughter had packed him off to. Albert and Ted fought for his rights to stay, but his daughter got the authorities involved and a defeated Ted returned to the home.

Bob Maxwell[edit]

Bob Maxwell
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Donald Hewlett
Duration 1965
First appearance 13 September 1965
Episode 496
Last appearance 20 September 1965
Episode 497
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by Jack Rosenthal
Classification Former; guest

Robert "Bob" Maxwell was a solicitor whom Elsie Tanner met in the Fox and Hound pub during a desperate attempt to find love outside of Coronation Street. After a night of flirting, Bob drove Elsie home, and on the way they stopped in a lay-by where he told her how unhappy he was in his marriage. Once they drove off, Bob suffered a fatal heart attack and crashed the car. Panicked, Elsie fled the scene but the police tracked her down soon enough and she was forced to give evidence.

Moira Maxwell[edit]

Moira Maxwell
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Ann Castle
Duration 1965, 1966
First appearance 4 October 1965
Episode 502
Last appearance 24 October 1966
Episode 612
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by Ron McDonnell
Classification Former; recurring

Moira Maxwell was the wife of Bob Maxwell, who died while taking Elsie Tanner home. Moira attacked Elsie at the Coroner's Court hearing, accusing her of luring her husband away.

Jim Mount[edit]

Jim Mount
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Barry Keagan
Duration 1965–66
First appearance 22 November 1965
Episode 516
Last appearance 27 April 1966
Episode 561
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by Peter Eckersley
Classification Former; recurring

Jim Mount was an Irish engineer who briefly flirted with Elsie Tanner before moving into No.13 with the Ogdens. He was overjoyed when his old girlfriend Brenda Riley was installed as manageress at the Rovers in the temporary absence of the Walkers, but she refused to resume their relationship and went out with Len Fairclough instead. Brenda and Jim eventually left Weatherfield together after the Walkers returned to find the Rovers in disarray.

Frank Turner[edit]

Frank Turner
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Tom Watson
Duration 1965
First appearance 8 December 1965
Episode 521
Last appearance 20 December 1965
Episode 524
Created by Howard Baker
Introduced by Vince Powell
Classification Former; guest

Frank Turner was a customer of the Rovers who blackmailed Jack Walker when he found underage Lucille Hewitt managing the bar in his absence. Frank demanded money for his silence and the strain caused Jack to collapse. When the regulars discovered what was doing on they decided on teaching Frank a lesson. He was beaten up in the alleyway behind the Rovers and Stan Ogden was celebrated for his handiwork, only for them all to learn it was in fact Jerry Booth who had done the deed.