(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog July 2014, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Uncle Albert wasn't Ken, or Deirdre's uncle. He was the uncle of Ken's first wife - Valerie Barlow. Read all about grumpy Uncle Albert on corrie.net
There's an homage to Uncle Albert from The Skids on youtube. He's also commemorated in a song by the Damned - read all about that here.
Played by Jack Howarth.
Interestingly, there's a comment here from Coronation Street Blog reader chartreuse who says this about Albert's medal on the episode shown on Monday 21 July.
"This is so funny - or odd, not sure which. I have been watching
Vintage Corrie and Albert has just sold his medal for the train fare
down to London for Remembrance day. He did not get much - I think 40
pounds at the most! Then Ken bought it back because he could not bear
him being without it!"
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