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|image = [[File:Amy Burton.jpg|200px]]
 
|character name = Amy Burton
 
|character name = Amy Burton
 
|occupation = Cleaner
 
|occupation = Cleaner
|born = c. [[1910]]
 
 
|birthplace = [[Manchester]]
 
|birthplace = [[Manchester]]
|died = [[1988]]
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|died = [[18th February]] [[1991]]
|father = [[Travis Burton]]
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|mother = [[Lilian Burton]]
|mother = [[Emmeline Burton]]
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|sibling(s) = [[Cissie Burton]] <br> [[Edie Burton]] <br> [[Louis Burton]] <br> [[Walter Burton]] <br> [[Harry Burton]]
|sibling(s) = [[Auntie Cissie|Cissie Burton]]<br>Louie Burton
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|children = [[Vera Duckworth|Veronica Burton]] (1937)
|spouse(s) =
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|first appearance = [[Episode 2778 (16th November 1987)|16th November 1987]]
|children = [[Vera Duckworth]] (1937)<br>[[Josephine Burton]]<br>[[Carole Burton]]
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|last appearance = [[Episode 2812 (9th March 1988)|9th March 1988]]
|first appearance = [[October]] [[1987]]
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|played by = [[Fanny Carby]]
|last appearance = [[1989]]
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|number of appearances = 23
|duration = [[1987]]-[[1988]]
 
|played by = [[Fanny Carber]]
 
 
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'''Amy Burton''' was the mother of [[Vera Duckworth]] and maternal grandmother of [[Terry Duckworth]].
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Amy moved into Terry's freshly-vacated, freshly-decorated back bedroom - to the chagrin of Vera's husband [[Jack Duckworth|Jack]], who wanted to give the bedroom to nurse [[Wendy Farmer]]. Amy arrived from [[Rusholme]], and Jack tried to persuade her that she didn't want to lose her independence, but Amy was determined to stay with Jack and Vera until she died. Jack wasn't pleased; he had a terse relationship with Amy, even blaming her for his marriage - he claimed Amy went complaining to [[Harry Duckworth]] that Jack got Vera pregnant. The pair married, but it turned out to be a false alarm.
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Amy soon set her roots in [[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]], nagging Jack about his pigeons and developing an addiction for the slot machine installed in the [[Rovers]]. Vera wouldn't hear a bad word, from Jack or [[Ivy Tilsley]], in face of Amy's abrasive behaviour. This led to Jack threatening to leave Vera, unless Amy left first. Vera was upset that the pair didn't get on, but refused to listen to Jack's argument. After pleading with Jack to give Amy another chance, and being refused, Vera decided that it was the lesser of two evils to throw Jack out into the street. The two did, however, reach a compromise and Jack slept on the sofa. However, Jack persuaded Amy to take on a job and get out from under his feet.
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At [[Christmas]] [[1987]], [[Hilda Ogden]] quit her job at the Rovers, ahead of her retirement to [[Hartington]], [[Derbyshire]]. Against Vera's wishes, Amy took over Hilda's cleaning job for [[Bet Gilroy|Bet]] and [[Alec Gilroy]]. This horrified Jack, as it meant he spent his work and home life in the same building as his mother-in-law. Jack tried in vain to get Hilda to take her job back, but Hilda was adamant that she wouldn't return. Meanwhile, Amy caused trouble for the area's elder menfolk, accusing [[Percy Sugden]] of lechery, and telling [[Sam Tindall]] that he is "gorgeous". However, Amy herself fell into trouble when [[Sally Webster]] saw her shoplifting from the [[Corner Shop]], and then giving the items to Vera as "presents". [[Audrey Roberts]] decided not to pursue the idea when Amy created a fuss, but trouble didn't end as Vera accused [[Alf Roberts|Alf]] and Sally of setting Amy up. Amy's problem worsened, especially when Jack found out she had been stealing bottles of stout from the Rovers. Jack was in charge of stocktaking and worried that Alec would accuse him of stealing. Vera refused to believe it, but eventually realised that he was right. When Vera challenged Amy, she was accused of turning on her. Amy accused Jack of being a terrible husband, and that he deserved to be thrown out. Vera finally saw Amy for what she was and lost her temper; Amy threatened to leave, and Vera called her out on it. Vera packed Amy's cases and dumped her on Amy's sister, [[Edie Burton|Edie]].
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In [[1991]], Amy's other sister [[Cissie Burton]] called Vera, breaking the news that Amy suffered a fatal heart attack while playing a game of bingo. Vera was riddled with guilt, having not visited Amy for some time. Jack tried to get out of the funeral, but made a genuine effort for Vera. At the wake, he reverted to type and made cracks about Amy's shoplifting. Cissie revealed to Jack and Vera that the only wish in Amy's will was that she took in Amy's friend, [[Joss Shackleton]], who told Vera that he was her natural father.
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==List of appearances==
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===1987===
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2778 (16th November 1987)|Mon 16th Nov]]
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*[[Episode 2779 (18th November 1987)|Wed 18th Nov]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2780 (23rd November 1987)|Mon 23rd Nov]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2781 (25th November 1987)|Wed 25th Nov]] ‎
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2782 (30th November 1987)|Mon 30th Nov]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2783 (2nd December 1987)|Wed 2nd Dec]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2784 (7th December 1987)|Mon 7th Dec]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2785 (9th December 1987)|Wed 9th Dec]] ‎
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2786 (14th December 1987)|Mon 14th Dec]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2787 (16th December 1987)|Wed 16th Dec]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2788 (21st December 1987)|Mon 21st Dec]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2789 (23rd December 1987)|Wed 23rd Dec]]
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2790 (25th December 1987)|Fri 25th Dec]]
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|}
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===1988===
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2793 (4th January 1988)|Mon 4th Jan]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2794 (6th January 1988)|Wed 6th Jan]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2795 (11th January 1988)|Mon 11th Jan]]
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2796 (13th January 1988)|Wed 13th Jan]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2797 (18th January 1988)|Mon 18th Jan]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2798 (20th January 1988)|Wed 20th Jan]]
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2805 (15th February 1988)|Mon 15th Feb]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2806 (17th February 1988)|Wed 17th Feb]] ‎
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*[[Episode 2811 (7th March 1988)|Mon 7th Mar]] ‎
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|style="width:25%; font-size:100%; vertical-align:top; text-align:left; padding-left:1em;"|
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*[[Episode 2812 (9th March 1988)|Wed 9th Mar]]
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|}
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Burton, Amy}}
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[[Category:Coronation Street characters]]
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[[Category:Cleaners]]
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[[Category:1987 minor characters]]
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[[Category:1988 minor characters]]
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[[Category:1991 deaths]]
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[[Category:Residents of 9 Coronation Street]]
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[[Category:Burton family]]

Latest revision as of 16:56, August 12, 2019

Amy Burton was the mother of Vera Duckworth and maternal grandmother of Terry Duckworth.

Amy moved into Terry's freshly-vacated, freshly-decorated back bedroom - to the chagrin of Vera's husband Jack, who wanted to give the bedroom to nurse Wendy Farmer. Amy arrived from Rusholme, and Jack tried to persuade her that she didn't want to lose her independence, but Amy was determined to stay with Jack and Vera until she died. Jack wasn't pleased; he had a terse relationship with Amy, even blaming her for his marriage - he claimed Amy went complaining to Harry Duckworth that Jack got Vera pregnant. The pair married, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Amy soon set her roots in Coronation Street, nagging Jack about his pigeons and developing an addiction for the slot machine installed in the Rovers. Vera wouldn't hear a bad word, from Jack or Ivy Tilsley, in face of Amy's abrasive behaviour. This led to Jack threatening to leave Vera, unless Amy left first. Vera was upset that the pair didn't get on, but refused to listen to Jack's argument. After pleading with Jack to give Amy another chance, and being refused, Vera decided that it was the lesser of two evils to throw Jack out into the street. The two did, however, reach a compromise and Jack slept on the sofa. However, Jack persuaded Amy to take on a job and get out from under his feet.

At Christmas 1987, Hilda Ogden quit her job at the Rovers, ahead of her retirement to Hartington, Derbyshire. Against Vera's wishes, Amy took over Hilda's cleaning job for Bet and Alec Gilroy. This horrified Jack, as it meant he spent his work and home life in the same building as his mother-in-law. Jack tried in vain to get Hilda to take her job back, but Hilda was adamant that she wouldn't return. Meanwhile, Amy caused trouble for the area's elder menfolk, accusing Percy Sugden of lechery, and telling Sam Tindall that he is "gorgeous". However, Amy herself fell into trouble when Sally Webster saw her shoplifting from the Corner Shop, and then giving the items to Vera as "presents". Audrey Roberts decided not to pursue the idea when Amy created a fuss, but trouble didn't end as Vera accused Alf and Sally of setting Amy up. Amy's problem worsened, especially when Jack found out she had been stealing bottles of stout from the Rovers. Jack was in charge of stocktaking and worried that Alec would accuse him of stealing. Vera refused to believe it, but eventually realised that he was right. When Vera challenged Amy, she was accused of turning on her. Amy accused Jack of being a terrible husband, and that he deserved to be thrown out. Vera finally saw Amy for what she was and lost her temper; Amy threatened to leave, and Vera called her out on it. Vera packed Amy's cases and dumped her on Amy's sister, Edie.

In 1991, Amy's other sister Cissie Burton called Vera, breaking the news that Amy suffered a fatal heart attack while playing a game of bingo. Vera was riddled with guilt, having not visited Amy for some time. Jack tried to get out of the funeral, but made a genuine effort for Vera. At the wake, he reverted to type and made cracks about Amy's shoplifting. Cissie revealed to Jack and Vera that the only wish in Amy's will was that she took in Amy's friend, Joss Shackleton, who told Vera that he was her natural father.

List of appearancesEdit

1987Edit

1988Edit

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