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Vera Hopkins
Occupation Shopkeeper
Spouse(s) Idris Hopkins
Children Tricia Hopkins (1958)
First appearance 24th September 1973
Last appearance 10th February 1975
Duration 1973, 1974-1975
Played by Kathy Staff

Vera Hopkins was a member of the Hopkins family, who had a brief reign at the Corner Shop in Coronation Street in the mid-1970s.

Biography

Shopkeeper Vera married into the Hopkins family and had a daughter, Tricia. The Hopkinses were close, with Vera and her husband Idris keeping a close eye on Tricia and Idris's mother Megan keeping an even closer eye on them.

In 1973, Vera caught Tricia drinking underage at the Rovers Return, and rowed with landlady Annie Walker for allowing it. Annie gave Vera a dressing down for not knowing what her daughter got up to, and barred the Hopkinses from the pub.

The Hopkinses returned to Coronation Street in 1974 with an interest in buying the Corner Shop. Vera didn't stay long though as only a few weeks later she left to take care of her sick mother, only returning when she died a few months later. Granny Hopkins was interested in buying the shop using Vera's inheritance, but the pair didn't get along and when the pair were moving furniture in the corner shop accommodation and found owner Gordon Clegg's birth certificate, Vera assured Betty Turpin that they wouldn't tell anyone that it revealed that she was Gordon's true mother, not Maggie Clegg. Vera knew that Granny couldn't be trusted, and tried to reign her in as she used the information to try to secure a lower price on the shop from seller Gordon. Vera and Idris excluded her from the acquisition of the shop, keen to make peace with the Cleggs, but Granny sent Gordon a letter telling him the truth anyway, causing him to change his mind about the sale. The Hopkinses promptly left the Street, with Vera and Idris too ashamed to return, and Granny too defiant.

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