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May Hardman (Nee Mason) was a character in Coronation Street in 1960. She was the first character to die in the show. May was played by Joan Heath.



May Mason was born in about 1911 in Weatherfield. She was the daughter of Frank Mason and his wife. May had a brother and a sister. May married George Hardman in 1930 when she was 19. They had a daughter Christine in 1939.


May was sectioned, but later released in December 1960 and returned home. She passed away in her home a few days later, aged 49, from an un-diagnosed brain tumour, much to the distress of her daughter Christine who thought her mother was putting on the headaches and complaining.

In July 1964, Ep 371 - 8 Jul 1964, almost 4 years after May died, Ena Sharples mentioned her when she said how she knocked on the wall as she was dying and no one heard her.

Memorable info[]

Born: About 1911, Weatherfield

Died: December 1960, Number 13 Coronation Street

Full Name: May Hardman (Nee Mason)

Parents: Frank Mason and Mrs. Mason

Siblings: Edwin Mason, Madge Mason

Spouse: George Hardman (1930-1955)

ChildrenChristine Hardman (1939)