1st March1995: What started as a normal day at Firman's Freezers for Reg Holdsworth and Curly Watts took a hair raising turn when Reg insisted that Curly accompany him to the hairdressers on their lunch break - but he wasn't getting his hair cut, Reg was having a £300 hairpiece fitted! Reg hadn't even told his wife Maureen and only wore his wig at work at first, as he knew he'd be a laughing stock. Predictably, Curly couldn't stop laughing and making jokes at Reg's expense, but the balding supermarket manager was still proud of his purchase, believing that it took years off him.
Oliver Battersby was the son of Leanne Battersby and Steve McDonald, born in 2017 as the result of a one-night-stand. Oliver was born in the lift of the Victoria Court flats while Leanne and her stepsister Toyah were trapped inside during a power cut. Steve wanted nothing to do with the child, choosing instead to remain with his wife Michelle Connor whilst Leanne got back together with her ex-husband Nick Tilsley. A mutual agreement was made between Leanne, Nick and Steve that Nick would be presented as the baby's biological father to their respective families and friends. At three years old, Oliver was diagnosed with a life-limiting form of mitochondrial disease. The condition eventually took his life in November of that year.
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