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Arnold Tanner
Occupation Former merchant seaman
Shop owner
Born 5th August 1919
Father Wally Tanner
Spouse(s) Elsie Tanner (1939)
Children Linda Tanner (1940)
Dennis Tanner (1942)
First appearance 4th January 1961
Last appearance 20th June 1966
Duration 1961, 1966
Played by Frank Crawshaw

Arnold Tanner, born 5th August 1919, was the estranged husband of Coronation Street resident Elsie Tanner, and father of Linda Cheveski and Dennis Tanner.

The Tanners entered into a loveless marriage on 4th October 1939 when Arnold got Elsie pregnant. Having a family didn't appeal to him any more than being a good husband did, and despite the ramifications neither he nor Elsie were very upset when he left the household for good in 1945.

When Dennis happened to run into Arnold at a club in 1960, Arnold owned his own shop and was wanting to marry Norah Dawson. He used the opportunity to visit Elsie and ask for a divorce - Elsie refused at first but Arnold let her know he could force her hand as he knew about her wartime romance with Steve Tanner.

In 1966, Elsie offloaded Arnold's useless dad Wally Tanner onto Arnold, when Wally had been staying with Elsie and Dennis and gambled away half his pension.

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