List of Coronation Street characters (1985)

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Gloria Todd[edit]

Gloria Todd
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Sue Jenkins
Duration 1985-88
First appearance 16 January 1985
Last appearance 30 November 1988
Introduced by Mervyn Watson
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Barmaid

Gloria Todd was played by Sue Jenkins between 1985 and 1988. She famously served as a bridesmaid at Bet Lynch's 1987 wedding to Alec Gilroy, looking not dissimilar to a milking maid. Gloria was unlucky in love, at one point having a daliance with Alan Bradley. She left the street after stealing the boyfriend of The Rovers cleaner Sandra Stubbs. Sandra called Gloria a tart and threw a pint of beer in her face. Gloria had been a barmaid at the The Rovers Return Inn.

Martin Platt[edit]

Main article: Martin Platt

Connie Clayton[edit]

Connie Clayton
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Susan Brown (1985)
Irene Skillington (2000)
Duration 1985, 2000
First appearance 28 January 1985
Last appearance 10 December 2000
Introduced by Mervyn Watson
Classification Former; regular

Constance "Connie" Clayton and her family moved into 11 Coronation Street in January 1985 and turned their front room into a work room so that Connie could run her dressmaking business. Jack Duckworth bought his wife Vera a dress length of silver lurex and Connie took on the job of producing a dress that 'will make Joan Collins look like a lollipop lady'. Vera was not happy with the results and whilst Connie agreed that the dress looked a right mess on her, she insisted that it fitted properly and was worth the £45 fee but Jack and Vera refused to pay and a feud developed between the families. The fighting between the families was ruining Terry Duckworth's romance with Andrea Clayton and so he tried to pay the bill for his mother, but Connie refused to accept his money. The feud over the dress was soon forgotten when Andrea announced that she was pregnant with Terry's child. Connie stood by her daughter and agreed to look after the baby while Andrea attended university. After Vera started announcing her own plans for her new grandchild, the family did a moonlight flit and moved away from Weatherfield. In December 2000, Connie returned briefly to visit her grandson Paul in hospital after Vera had donated a kidney to him in order to save his life after Terry had refused to be a donor. Connie made peace with Vera and thanked her for saving Paul's life.

Harry Clayton[edit]

Harry Clayton
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Johnny Leeze
Duration 1985
First appearance 28 January 1985
Last appearance 4 September 1985
Introduced by Mervyn Watson
Classification Former; regular

Harold "Harry" Clayton was a trombone playing milkman, who, with his family, bought 11 Coronation Street off Bill Webster in 1985. A feud developed with the Duckworths, who live next door, after they refused to pay a bill for a dress that Harry wife, Connie had made for Vera and eventually escalated to violence in the Rovers Return Inn when Jack asked Harry if he was sure that the father of their daughter Andrea's baby was his son Terry. Harry and Connie stood by their daughter and agreed to look after the baby while Andrea attended university. After Vera started announcing her own plans for her new grandchild, the family did a moonlight flit and moved away from Weatherfield.

Sue Clayton[edit]

Sue Clayton
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Jane Hazlegrove
Duration 1985
First appearance 30 January 1985
Last appearance 28 August 1985
Introduced by Mervyn Watson
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Home Outside Weatherfield

Susan "Sue" Clayton had just left school when she was first seen and later secured a job in a local bakery. Sue left Weatherfield with the rest of her family in a moonlight flit to get away from the Duckworths in order to raise her sister Andrea's baby.

Andrea Clayton[edit]

Andrea Clayton
Coronation Street character
Portrayed by Caroline O'Neil
Duration 1985, 2000–01
First appearance 30 January 1985
Last appearance 7 November 2001
Introduced by Mervyn Watson (1985)
Jane McNaught (2000)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Home Outside Weatherfield

Andrea Clayton moved into 11 Coronation Street in January 1985 with her parents and younger sister.

Whilst studying for her A-levels, Andrea started dating next door neighbour, Terry Duckworth, behind her parents' backs and was shocked to learn that she was pregnant, but refused to allow Terry to be part of the child's life, even though he wanted to stand by her and help support his child. Her parents decided that the best way forward was for Connie to look after the baby while Andrea went to university. When Vera Duckworth wanted to get involved in plans for her grandchild's future, the Clayton family packed up overnight and left Weatherfield. Eventually word reached Terry that his son, Paul, had been born.

Andrea visited the Duckworths' in November 2000 and explained that Paul would die if he did not have a kidney transplant. Although Terry once again eploited the situation to his own ends, Paul's grandmother Vera stepped in and saved Paul by becoming a living donor and giving one of her kidneys. In November 2001, Andrea brought Paul to visit Jack and Vera. This was the last time Andrea was seen onscreen.