Coronation Street 50th anniversary: Ena Sharples
As one of the original characters of the street, Ena Sharples was well-known for her interfering and vicious nature and was a legendary battleaxe! She was the caretaker of the mission hall and spent most of her time on the street criticising the lives of other residents. She was almost always seen wearing a double-breasted coat and hairnet. Ena left the soap in April 1980 after announcing she was going to go and care for an ill friend.