Here at Jammy Toast we are not really fans of soap operas in general or Coronation Street in particular, these days. However, back in the day we used to watch it with the best of them. Back in the day when Hilda and Stan Ogden were on form backed up by Eddie Yates and Curly Watts – we loved it. So it was with interest today, that we saw the pinny, hair curlers and headscarf of Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden being sold for £4,200 at auction.
These days, here at Jammy Toast, we are not great fans of soap operas. They have become boring stories about people who get involved in trains crashing off viaducts and airplane crashes – you know the things that affect every-day folk. However, back in the day, soap operas really did show ordinary people in ordinary situations and they were watched by most of the population. The biggest stars of the golden-era of soaps was Hilda and Stan Ogden in Coronation Street. Not forgetting their lodger Eddie Yates. This was back in the 1970s and 80s. Great days for soaps when around 20 million people tuned in to watch the nations favourite programme. So it was with heavy heart that we learned yesterday of the death of Jean Alexander, at the age of 90.