Les Lappin was Elsie Lappin's husband from 1947 until his death in 1952 and a resident of the Corner Shop during the same period.

Les was in the Navy during the Second World War but it was through his peacetime work as a sales rep, selling bootlaces and buttons, that he became familiar with the shop and its owner Tommy Foyle. In 1947, two years after Tommy passed away, Les began courting his widow Elsie Foyle, and was not put off by the fact that she had two young daughters. When Elsie agreed to marry him, he insisted that the girls keep Tommy's name.

Les gave up his job as a salesman to help out at the shop. Not long after he joined the family, he was accused of giving Elsie's daughter Shelagh bruises. Shelagh was distressed to see the finger pointed at her stepdad and confessed to her mother that she was being bullied at school.

In January 1952, Les was in the middle of serving Ida Barlow when he dropped dead from a heart attack. Elsie continued to run the shop by herself until 1960.

Les first appeared in Daran Little and Bill Hill's "Weatherfield Life", published in 1992. Other information is derived from Little's follow-up book, "Around the Coronation Street Houses".
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