Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

This Week

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1995 SEPTEMBER 19: Coronation Street actress Thelma Barlow is surrounded by flowers as she launches a Manchester event for the Alzheimer's Society.

Barlow played kindhearted Mavis Wilton for 26 years on the Granada-produced TV soap. She joined Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Fairclough, in The Kabin newsagents in 1973.

Her final episode was broadcast on October 10th 1997 when her character Mavis moved to the Lake District with her on-screen husband Derek (Peter Baldwin).

Barlow went on to appear with Victoria Wood in the BBC TV sitcom Dinnerladies from 1998 to 2000.

1968 SEPTEMBER 21: Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney looks on anxiously as defensive midfielder Nobby Stiles heads the ball away from a corner.

The Red Devils were playing Newcastle at Old Trafford in an eagerly anticipated First Division encounter. …

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