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Old 16-02-2013, 17:08
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Surely her head must stink of sweat?

Why does she always wear them? I don't watch Emmerdale but I've always wondered this
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:13
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Its just her symbol.

Cora and her beehives
Jack Sugden with his flat cap and wax jacket
Patrick Trueman and his hats
Dot and her bible quotes
Pat and her earrings
Pauline and her family
Seth and his moustache
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:18
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Its just her symbol.

Cora and her beehives
Jack Sugden with his flat cap and wax jacket
Patrick Trueman and his hats
Dot and her bible quotes
Pat and her earrings
Pauline and her family
Seth and his moustache
Don't know why but this made me laugh.

Don't forget three of the best - Hilda and her curlers, Ena and her hairnet, Bet and her beehive hairpiece!
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:20
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Don't know why but this made me laugh.

Don't forget three of the best - Hilda and her curlers, Ena and her hairnet, Bet and her beehive hairpiece!
I was gonna say Pauline and her frying pan's but i thought not!

Can't forget the master that is Mo Harris and her dodgy deals
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:27
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Speaking of, where the hell is this lady? Last seen freezing to death...
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:31
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If she goes into hospital she will have to take it off
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:34
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Not a single mention of Deirdre's glasses ...


... or her chain belt
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Old 16-02-2013, 17:40
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Not a single mention of Deirdre's glasses ...


... or her chain belt
Beat me too it!
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Old 16-02-2013, 19:04
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When the actress came in to Emmerdale she had really long blonde hair down to her waist which didn't really fit the Edna character so they put a hat on her, now it has become her trademark. Last time I saw her without a hat Edna was in hospital and still had the rally long hair but that was few years ago.
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Old 16-02-2013, 19:12
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Out of curiosity just looked at imdb, not that I thought Id find out why she always wears a hat! Never knew that shes appeared in Corrie, Eastenders, and Brookside.

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Old 16-02-2013, 19:48
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Out of curiosity just looked at imdb, not that I thought Id find out why she always wears a hat! Never knew that shes appeared in Corrie, Eastenders, and Brookside.
Was watching a old episode of grange hill the other day and my other half said is that her off emmerdle http://i46.tinypic.com/4v5tft.jpg
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Old 16-02-2013, 20:47
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When the actress came in to Emmerdale she had really long blonde hair down to her waist which didn't really fit the Edna character so they put a hat on her, now it has become her trademark. Last time I saw her without a hat Edna was in hospital and still had the rally long hair but that was few years ago.
ISTR it was mentioned at the time, that Edna wouldn't have blonde hair, so they stuck a long grey wig on her!
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Old 16-02-2013, 20:56
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ISTR it was mentioned at the time, that Edna wouldn't have blonde hair, so they stuck a long grey wig on her!
Hmm, I remember that storyline and the long grey hair looked very real to me...

I remember she had it all out like a banshee for the first few days but then tied it back for the rest of her stay in hospital.
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:00
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Surely her head must stink of sweat?

Why does she always wear them? I don't watch Emmerdale but I've always wondered this
Edna hair


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3jk02YKo6Y
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:06
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Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRZYe19eNYs at 40:35! Edna gets out more than just her hair.....
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:27
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Out of curiosity just looked at imdb, not that I thought Id find out why she always wears a hat! Never knew that shes appeared in Corrie, Eastenders, and Brookside.
And Keeping up Appearances at the very beginning. I have the DVD.
She was Hyacinth's sister Rose I believe then she left and another actress was cast.
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:29
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And Keeping up Appearances at the very beginning. I have the DVD.
She was Hyacinth's sister Rose I believe then she left and another actress was cast.
I always preferred the first sister.
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:45
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Was watching a old episode of grange hill the other day and my other half said is that her off emmerdle http://i46.tinypic.com/4v5tft.jpg
yes it is.
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:20
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Speaking of, where the hell is this lady? Last seen freezing to death...
That's the thing.. They never want to make anything for older characters.. First hint of a storyline and they back out
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:54
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Its a thing old ladies do! My old granny always wore a hat and I don't think I ever saw her without one.
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:09
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It would still have been considered 'respectable' to always wear a hat in the 1950s I think, so it's not unbelievable that a conservative character would wear one.
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:16
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Not a single mention of Deirdre's glasses ...


... or her chain belt
Ooooh she likes a nice belt!
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:33
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It's about respectability with Edna. Up until quite recently grown women wore their hair up, or kept it covered with a hat or scarf when outside. Even though this died out, around about World War II, women kept on wearing hats to church. A religious older woman like Edna probably thinks it's the respectable thing to do.
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Old 17-02-2013, 08:19
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What about Viv's mini-skirt and high heels, Alicia's plunging necklines?
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:37
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What about Viv's mini-skirt and high heels, Alicia's plunging necklines?
Viv and Alicia are a different generation to Edna.
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