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May Hardman
Occupation Homemaker
Died 30th December 1960
Spouse(s) George Hardman (1930)
Children Christine Appleby (1939)
First appearance 16th December 1960
Last appearance 30th December 1960
Duration 1960
Played by Joan Heath

May Hardman (née Mason) was a homemaker who lived at 13 Coronation Street in the 1950s with grocery shop owner husband George Hardman and their daughter Christine.

From 1953 to 1955, the family lived in Oakhill, as the family were able to afford a bigger house, but when George died his grocery shop and their house were sold to pay off his debt, and May and Christine were forced by circumstances to move back into the Street and house they had so proudly moved beyond two years before. May was as devastated by the shame and material loss as she was by George's death, and she kept to herself.

After spending time in a psychiatric hospital after a breakdown in 1960, May returned home and was cared for by Christine and neighbour Esther Hayes. She was initially worried about what the neighbours were saying about her behind her back. After a few days she started having pains in her head, symptoms of a brain tumour which caused her to collapse on 30th December. She died alone in her house although her knocking on the wall beforehand roused the neighbours, so she she was found immediately.

May Hardman was the first character to die in Coronation Street. She was played by Joan Heath.

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