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Vera Duckworth


One of the best-known couples in television history, Coronation Street’s Jack and Vera Duckworth have been immortalised in wax by Madame Tussauds.

Both Liz Dawn (Vera) and the family of the late Bill Tarmey (Jack) were closely consulted during the figure-making process, culminating in a private final viewing where they were able to see the figures and pour over every detail. Liz Dawn said: “I can’t believe how well they’ve captured the tiniest details – it really is like looking into a Vera-shaped mirror. It’s lovely to know that a character I’ve played for so long has had such an effect on the nation that she’s been immortalised like this – if only they could have done it when I was 20!”

1974: Vera Duckworth first appeared working in the Mark Brittan Mail Order Warehouse
1975: After a warehouse fire Vera and a number of other street residents began working at Baldwins Casuals
1983: Moved to Coronation Street
1983: Vera catches Jack on a video dating agency and decides to catch him in the act by posing as another woman
1985: The Duckworth’s son begins dating Andrea Clayton causing a feud between the Duckworths and Claytons
1992: Their son is imprisoned for GBH, his pregnant girlfriend (Lisa Horton) gives birth to their Grandson Tommy
1993: After Lisa is killed in a car Tommy is cared for by Jack and Vera Duckworth, but when Terry is released from prison he takes custody of Tommy and sells the child to Lisa’s parents
1995: The Duckworth’s inherited money from Jack’s brother’s death and bought the Rovers Return
1999: Jack and Vera moved into Eunice Gee’s B&B and took over as managers when Eunice moved to Spain
2000: Vera informs Jack she had an affair earlier in their relationship and that their son, Terry, may not be his
2007: The Duckworth’s celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary
2007: Vera retires after a stint working in Roy’s Rolls Café
2008: Vera dies, leaving behind Jack to continue on alone
2010: Vera makes a special appearance, in ghost-form, as Jack passes away

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Jack and Vera Duckworth in the Rovers Return Elizabeth Dawn meeting the Jack and Vera Duckworth wax figures at Madame Tussauds Blackpool

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