Betty Driver - the curtain falls

Coronation Street’s Betty Driver passed away last week. From reports in the newspaper she was a much-loved lady – professional at work, considerate and loyal to her friends.

In the show she played a woman who’d given up a baby boy for a adoption. Years later they were reunited and the adult son was played by Bill Kenwright. Later he would give up acting and become one of our most successful theatre impresarios – responsible for bringing to the stage Blood Brothers and Joseph.

I remember hearing him being interviewed a few years ago. He was asked what his mother thought of his success. Apparently she was most proud of his fleeting appearances in Coronation Street. The fame and fortune of his later life was great, but Corrie was greater.

Betty Driver’s passing was a sad one, but she left us all with happy memories of her performances – and her famous Hot Pots!