1960-1976EditIn December 1960, 60 year old widow Minnie Caldwell lived there. The house had remained virtually unchanged inside since 1902. Minnie took in several lodgers including Jed Stone. In 1974 Minnie took in Eddie Yeats, who was a cellmate of Jed, by 1974, Jed had not lived in Coronation Street for 8 years.
In early 1976 Minnie went to visit Handel Gartside in Whalley Bridge. In October that year, Handel visited Ena Sharples at Coronation Street to say that Minnie was not returning to Weatherfield and arranged the sale of No 5.
After being unchanged for 74 years, the house needed major renovations and needed bringing into the 1970s. New kitchen units were installed and the wall separating the main room and the front room was knocked through to make one big room, and the old fireplace was removed, and a new brick fireplace was installed. The walls were painted cream. Ray Langton and Len Fairclough did the renovations.
1977-1997EditMike Baldwin lived at No 5 in 1977.
In 1979 the Tilsley family moved into No 5. This was Bert Tilsley, Ivy Tilsley and their 21 year old son Brian Tilsley. Bert died in January 1984 in a mental asylum. Brian, Gail and Nick lived there for years with Ivy. In 1988, Ivy remarried to taxi driver Don Brennan. Don made No 5 his home. In February 1989, Brian was stabbed outside a nightclub and died soon afterwards. Ivy latched onto the memory of her son and this affected her and Don's marriage. Don had affairs. Don got into gambling and even begun stalking Denise Osbourne, whom he had feelings for. Denise blamed Ivy until Don owned up. Don and Ivy split up for good in 1994. Don later took in lodger Ashley Peacock when Ivy died in March 1995. Don went into business with Mike Baldwin but Mike ripped Don off and Don wanted revenge.
1997-present:- The Battersby eraEdit
In June 1997 the house was bought by the council when Don Brennan went missing. Unfortunately for the residents of the quiet back street their peace was to be shattered by the council's decision to house a problem family there.
This problem family was The Battersbys. Les Battersby, Janice Battersby and Les' daughter Leanne Battersby and Janice's daughter Toyah Battersby. They argued a lot and played their TV loud as well as music. This irritated the other residents of the once quiet street. Loudmouth Les used to get into fights, such as headbutting Curly Watts. In October 1997, former owner Don Brennan returned after a few months missing. He claimed to be dying of cancer. Les even challenged Don when he saw Don looking around the back yard of No 5.