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Eunice Watts was the mother of Curly Watts and grandmother of Ben. Despite living just down the motorway in Crewe, Eunice and husband Arthur played a minimal role in their son's life in Weatherfield.

The Watts were a strict and somewhat old-fashioned couple, and Arthur was severely hen-pecked by his wife, tending to bow to her wishes to keep the peace. In March 1988, Curly paid a visit home to pick up his old double bed before he was to move into the Corner Shop flat. Although pleased to see Curly, Eunice was quick to criticise and expressed disappointment that his hair was still unkempt despite him finally sorting himself out by going to college, blaming his landlady Emily Bishop for holding him back thus far. When she found out that the bed was meant for him and Shirley Armitage, Eunice refused to let him take it, and they parted on bad terms.

A week later, the Watts paid a visit to Coronation Street to see the flat and meet Shirley, having had a serious talk and decided to build bridges. However, when they saw that Shirley was black, the Watts made their excuses and left the flat without saying a word to her. Eunice was so upset by the incident that she decided to stop speaking to Curly and got Arthur to send Curly a letter telling him. When he got the letter, Curly went to the house to talk his mother round but she refused to let him in, despite Arthur's best efforts as mediator. Some months later, Arthur established a dialogue with Curly, and he began speaking to his parents again.

The Watts next visited Coronation Street on Christmas Day 1995, when Curly and his new wife Raquel had both sets of parents over for dinner. It was the first time Curly's parents had met Raquel, and because they had married in haste, the parents assumed that Raquel was pregnant. The down-to-earth Wolstenhulmes were unlike their formal counterparts, who as usual were teetotal throughout the evening (although Eunice pointed out to Arthur that she knew he was a secret sherry drinker).

The Watts were also present at their grandson Ben's Christening in March 2002.

Georgine Anderson as Eunice Watts

Eunice was played by Angela Rooks (infobox) in her 1988 and 2002 appearances. In Episode 3952, she was played by Georgine Anderson and given a first name. Previous episodes credit the character as "Mrs Watts".

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