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Albert Tatlock
Occupation Town Hall clerk (retired)
Born 10th August 1895
Birthplace Weatherfield
Died 13th May 1984
Father Alfred Tatlock
Mother Edith Tatlock
Sibling(s) Alfred Tatlock
Spouse(s) Bessie Vickery (1919)
Children Beattie Tatlock (1933)
First appearance 9th December 1960
Last appearance 25th January 1984
Duration 1960-1984
Played by Jack Howarth

Albert Tatlock was a resident of Coronation Street for many years, occupying No.1 from 1919 to 1984.

A veteran of the First World War, Albert settled back into civilian life by marrying and starting a family, however his wife Bessie died in 1960 and he retired from his job at the Town Hall that same year, taking up a new job as the street's resident grumpy old man, forever complaining about the struggles of old age and living on the low income from his pension.

Although Albert was never close to his daughter Beattie, he maintained close ties with his brother Alfred's family, particularly his niece Valerie, who married Albert's neighbour Ken Barlow in 1962. With Val's death in 1971, and Beattie's continued absence, Ken eventually moved into No.1 and took care of Albert in his twilight years until his death in his sleep in 1984.



Early life

Albert Tatlock was born in Weatherfield in 1895, the son of Alfred and Edith Tatlock. He was educated at Bessie Street School and went on to serve with the British forces in World War I. When the war ended, he returned to Weatherfield and moved into 1 Coronation Street, marrying Bessie Vickery around the same time and taking a job as a clerk at the Town Hall.

It wasn't until 1933 that the Tatlocks had their first child - a daughter, Beatrice. Beattie was sent away to Blackpool during World War II and in her time away she grew apart from her parents. Much to Albert's dismay, when Beattie moved away after marrying Norman Pearson she rarely visited. Albert and Bessie did not have any more children.

Albert in 1961

In 1960, Bessie died in her sleep. Albert decided to continue living at No.1 by himself, having made many friends in the street. At 65, he retired from his job at the Town Hall and drew his pension.

Later years

Albert was delighted when his niece Valerie, daughter of his brother Alfred, came to stay with him, and began seeing neighbour Ken Barlow, and even more so when the pair got married in 1962. Albert was pleased to have family ties in the street and he was a frequent visitor at No.9.

Not idle in his retirement, Albert got a job as a school crossing warden and hired an allotment from the Council to grow his own vegetables. In 1965, Albert asked Clara Midgeley to look after his house while he went for an extended visit to Beattie's, and upon his return he soon realised Clara was interested in him. Clara proposed to Albert but he turned her down, saying he was too set in his ways.

Money was always a great concern of Albert's. In 1967, he briefly bought items in bulk with Ena Sharples to cut costs and later took a live-in assistant job at the Fusiliers' Museum, working for his old friend Harry Dunscombe. Effie Spicer looked after No.1 while Albert was living elsewhere. Effie left the house abruptly upon Albert's return as he had increased her rent because he hated the decorating she had done as a surprise for him.

In 1969, Albert found himself warming to the idea of re-marrying, so he would have someone to spend his old age with. He proposed to Alice Pickens, who had been pursuing from for nearly a year, however as the guests assembled for the wedding, the vicar was delayed, and Alice thought it was a bad sign and decided not to marry Albert after all.

Further upset came for Albert in 1971 when Ken and Valerie decided to emigrate. Just as he was coming to terms with their departure, Valerie died in an accident in the Barlows' maisonette, and a distraught Ken decided to stay in the country. Even though Ken was not a blood relative, Albert had come to accept him as part of his family and eventually let him lodge at No.1,
Albert and Minnie's doomed engagement
although he made clear his disapproval that Ken had decided to send his and Val's twins Peter and Susan to live in Scotland with Val's parents.

In the meantime, Albert's financial woes continued. He took a job as co-caretaker at the local Community Centre and in 1973 suggested to friend Minnie Caldwell that they marry for financial reasons (Minnie was also struggling with money). After months of being engaged, Minnie pressed Albert to set a date for the wedding, however when her friend Ena pointed out that as a couple they would earn less than they would separately, Minnie called off the engagement. Both were relieved, as they were starting to get on each other's nerves.

Albert celebrated his 80th birthday in August 1975, To his surprise, the neighbours threw a surprise party for him. They had contacted his old regiment who sent along a bugler. In 1976, Albert had a dispute when he won money at the bingo with Bertha Lumley, as she didn't share her winnings with him despite their agreement. Albert was threatened by Bertha's husband Nat, so he decided to leave well alone.

Albert was very proud of his war record, and took a dim view of Minnie's friend Handel Gartside when he found out he was a conscientious objector, and even at one point refused to let Handel in his house. In 1980, Albert sold his Military Medal to go to London for Remembrance Day, to pay tribute to his war friend Monty Shawcross. When Ken saw how upset Albert was that he had sold his Medal, he bought it back for him.

In the late 1970s, Albert spent his days taking care of his allotment, though he feared the Council would take it off him because of his age. Ken had married again but was now back at No.1 after being widowed, however in 1981 Ken married for a third time, to Deirdre Langton. Ken and Deirdre planned to move although Ken felt an obligation to take care of Albert, as Beattie continued to visit him only a few times a year. Albert wanted to stay in No.1 but knew that if he left the house to Ken and Deirdre in his will it would upset Beattie, so the Barlows decided to buy it from him instead (although Beattie was still upset by the news). Albert agreed to move into the front parlour so that Deirdre's daughter Tracy could take his room.

Albert Tatlock died in his sleep in 1984, aged 88, while visiting Beattie.


To those that didn't know him, Albert could be perceived as a very bitter person, as he was constantly complaining about nearly every aspect of his life, and seemed to think that his problems amounted to more than anyone else's, however trivial they were. Although he was never chatty or chirpy, in the 1960s Albert was more accepting of the troubles life threw at him, however as the years went by as Albert became more set in his ways he became grumpier, sounding off about his problems to anyone who tried to engage him in conversation.

To his family and closest friends, as well as anyone willing to indulge him in recollections of his war stories, Albert showed a softer side. Although a pessimist, he was also nostalgic, and easily grew attached to things that were important to him. Unfortunately, this occasionally manifested itself through stubbornness, especially in family matters, as he tended to think he knew what was best for people and wouldn't hesitate to tell them, even if he knew they disagreed with him. Likewise, when let down by his family, he was prone to feeling sorry for himself until his indignation was validated.

Community involvement

Albert as Rob Wilton in the Christmas 40s show
Despite his advancing years, Albert was very active in the community in Coronation Street, acting as Chairman of the Over 60s Club in 1961, organising an Over 60s bazaar in 1964 and a trip to the Preston Guild in 1972.

In 1962, he formed the Mission Hall Players, through which the residents performed in pantomine in Lady Lawson Loses in the Mission, with Albert himself playing the role of Manders. Almost without exception, Albert participated in all subsequent plays performed in the Mission and Community Centre, playing Baron Hardup (panto), the Genie (Aladdin), and Baron (Cinderella), as well as Rob Wilton in a 40s show in the Rovers and reciting "The Girl I Kissed on the Stairs" at a Christmas concert.

Having worked at the Town Hall, Albert was also pressed into action by the residents for several causes, including investigating the possibility of Coronation Street being demolished. He also started a petition to stop the street being renamed. Albert also served the community by working as Caretaker at the Mission after Ena Sharples lost the job in 1961, even though the job required him to move out of his beloved No.1 and into the Mission vestry. He later gave up the job so that Ena could be reinstated.

Family and friends

Albert was closest to those who took the time to visit him. His daughter Beattie rarely did so, usually turning up only when she was needed. Albert didn't feel close to her and refused his Doctor's recommendations that he moved in with Beattie and her husband Norman Pearson, as he knew they didn't want him and so he would never be at home. Beattie liked to think of herself as the perfect daughter to Albert, and overcompensated for her inactive role in his life during her fleeting visits, such as when she guilted Jerry Booth into paying £5 compensation when Albert was gassed by a faulty cooper fitted by Jerry, Albert having made clear that he didn't want compensation.

His best friends in Coronation Street were the Barlow family, who lived next door at No.3. Both Ken and David Barlow were frequent visitors at No.1, with Ken in particular seeking solace in Albert's house when he needed to get away from family pressures. Albert couldn't have been happier when Ken married his niece Valerie. After a while, Ken even started to call Albert "Uncle Albert" as Val did.
Albert criticises Ken's philandering
Albert thought of the Barlows as his extended family, and was upset when David married Irma Ogden while he was away, as he hadn't wanted to miss the wedding.

Ken lived with Albert for periods during the 1970s and from 1976 onwards. As Ken tried to forge a new life after Val's death, Albert was very critical of his decisions, especially those relating to his love life, as he didn't think any girl was worthy of following Val. He eventually gave his approval of Ken's overnight marriage to Janet Reid, and he was upset when they separated. It took a long time for Albert to warm to Deirdre Langton, as he resented the fact that she had a daughter from a previous marriage who Ken was spending more time with than his own children, however he later changed his mind and encouraged them to live at No.1 when they got married.

Even over those of his own father Frank Barlow, Ken recalls Albert's words when he recounts the fatherly advice he received in the past. A photograph of Albert remains on the mantelpiece at No.1.

Albert's closest friends in Coronation Street were Rovers landlady Annie Walker and landlord Jack, Mission caretaker Ena Sharples and one-time fiance Minnie Caldwell. All four friendships lasted decades and they were among the few people who indulged Albert when he was on a tirade.

Hobbies and interests

Albert's main topics of conversation were the war and his allotment. He enjoyed nothing more than talking about old times and especially old battles. In 1968, when he believed the author of a book about the Battle of Lys got his facts wrong, he planned to expose him, until it was discovered that Albert had got lost while out on patrol and missed the battle himself. In 1971, BBC Manchester interviewed Albert about the war.

Albert's allotment provided something to do in his later years. When he feared the Council was going to take it off him, the neighbours agreed to help out, although he was furious when Ray Langton carved "Albert rules OK" into his marrow. Further, salad from his allotment was the cause of a sickness in the street when it was sold at the Corner Shop in 1978.

Albert was also a cricket fan, and hoped to go see the West Indies team play.

Other information

  • Albert is godfather of Peter Barlow.
  • At a fancy dress party in the Glad Tidings Mission Hall in 1966, Albert dressed up as Father Christmas. At the time he had just finished a stint as Santa at Gale and Gordons so he could re-use the costume.
  • In 1975, Albert had an operation to have a piece of sharpnel removed from his bottom.
  • After overhearing Albert talking about the war in the Rovers, Mike Baldwin decided to call his denim shop The Western Front, and coaxed Albert into modelling a denim suit to promote the shop.
Albert stands up to the police while drunk
  • Albert first visited the Rovers Return Inn on a pub crawl in 1919. His regular at the pub was a rum.
  • In 1963, Albert was fined £5 for knocking a policeman's helmet off while drunk. The Rovers regulars organised a kitty to pay Albert's fine as he couldn't afford it.
  • While working as a school crossing patrol officer, Albert befriended schoolgirl Susan Schofield, and when he became aware that her father Jim was violent to her, decided to confront him. When Jim threatened Albert, neighbour Harry Hewitt sorted him out.
  • Ken's second son Daniel Osbourne, born in 1995, was given Albert as a middle name in honour of Albert Tatlock.
  • In 2008, Ken remarked that Deirdre's mother Blanche Hunt was becoming more like Albert every day. Like Albert, Blanche lived in the front parlour at No.1 and was frequently grumpy.

Background information

  • Jack Howarth was the second longest-serving member of the original cast, behind only William Roache as Ken Barlow. The characters of Albert was written out after Howarth's death in 1984.
  • The character became something of an institution, so much so that grumpy old men were sometimes nicknamed "Albert Tatlock".
  • Albert Tatlock became such a well known icon that his name was the 'chant' to the 1979 'TV Stars' song by punk band 'The Skids'.


"I know it's no use asking you to take an interest in my collection, but if I didn't have these and the Choral Society, there'd be nowt for me but to go down to that reading room with all the other old ruins. Hey, I were down changing me library book the other day and I popped in for a minute. Hee, I had to come out. Got on top of me. Nowt but snuffling and turning pages over. I felt like shouting out 'Get yousels out of here. You'll all be dead inside twelve months.' Oh Ken, have you seen these new labels of mine? Esther got them typed for me." (First words, to Ken Barlow)

External links

  • Albert Tatlock at
  • Albert Tatlock at Corrieblog
Original characters
Ken Barlow | Frank Barlow | Ida Barlow | David Barlow | Jack Walker | Annie Walker | Elsie Tanner | Dennis Tanner | Linda Cheveski | Ivan Cheveski | Harry Hewitt | Lucille Hewitt | Concepta Riley | Ena Sharples | Minnie Caldwell | Martha Longhurst | Albert Tatlock | Christine Hardman | Florrie Lindley | Esther Hayes | Leonard Swindley

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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From The Vault

Albert Cole
race: Human
affiliation: Vault 13
role: Player character
appearances: Fallout
SPECIAL: 5 ST, 6 PE, 4 EN, 9 CH, 6 IN, 4 AG, 6 LK
derived stats: 28 HP, 4 AC, 7 AP, 1 MD
tag skills: Small Guns 59%, Speech 88%, Barter 83%
traits: Skilled, Good Natured

Albert Cole is a premade character in Fallout. He is designed to talk The Master out of his plans.

Albert's Biography

Albert is a charismatic leader of a small, vocal minority of the Vault population that is considering life on the outside world. Dedicated to the role of a negotiator, he is often able to communicate efficiently between different parties. His professed occupation is closest to what was once known as a "lawyer." Albert is often able to convince others that his ideas are correct.

Behind the scenes

Of the three premade characters, Albert is the most likely candidate for the canonical Vault Dweller, judging by the Vault Dweller's memoirs.

It is also interesting to note that the default name for the Lone Wanderer in the Fallout 3 previews is "Albert".

The name of Albert may be a reference to the post-apocalyptic film "A Boy and his Dog". The titular dog, Blood, a psionically-gifted canine, often calls the titular boy "Albert" despite the fact that it is not his real name.

Playable characters in the Fallout games

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Marvel Database

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From Marvel Database

This is the Albert disambiguation page.

A = Appearances · I = Images · G = Gallery · F = Fan Art · Q = Quotes

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Albert may refer to:

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From TibiaWiki

File:Albert.gif NPC Albert
Location: Stonehome, here.
Occupation: Healer
Notes: A healer in Stonehome.
Items traded: None.
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From Yu-Gi-Oh!

Dr. Eisenstein

Dr. Eisenstein




Arubāto Tsubainshutain Hakase



Alternate names

Albert Zweinstein (Japanese translated)

Debut (Anime)

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 096

Appears in

Yu-Gi-Oh! (Duel Monsters) GX





Seiyū (Japanese)
Voice actor(s) (English)

Dr. Eisenstein, known in Japan as Dr. Albert Zweinstein, is a nine time Nobel award-winning German medical doctor with an IQ of 173 that specializes in duel physics.

Eisenstein arrives at Duel Academy under Prince Ojin's request, and is sent by Sartorius to eliminate Jaden and retrieve his key to the mind control satellite, though his underestimation of the young duelist's tactics results in his failure. Bastion idolizes him for his unified theory of the world constituting a "beautiful space" and calls him a "god."

He returns during the third year to communicate with those trapped in the other world, informing them that the key to their escape is to send Jesse's Rainbow Dragon card through a wormhole to link both dimensions.

His last name, in both the English and Japanese versions of the anime, is a pun on the name of Albert Einstein and as such is based on him in voice, therefore he speaks with a German accent.


Eisenstein plays a Relativity Deck. Being a Duel physicist, Eisenstein has researched extensively the interactions between Monster, Spell, and Trap Cards, coming to the conclusion that science overtakes any sort of "miracle" or "luck". As such, his Deck exploits statistics and probability, yet in doing so, ignores alternative methods of achieving identical results, as with Jaden's use of Contact Fusion. References to Einstein's interests are made throughout his deck, including mentions of "Pierre-Simon Laplace" and Schrödinger's cat.

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