Married: Wilfred Grimes
Children: Maureen Holdsworth
(previously Naylor); f: Leonard Kennedy
Played by: Elizabeth
Appeared: 2 April 1993 - 1 November 1999
Pensioner Maud Grimes was intent on destroying the relationship
between her daughter Maureen and Reg Holdsworth. She succeeded
over 20 years ago but was powerless to stop their courtship and
marriage in 1995
Maud despises Reg, thinking him to be an unsuitable partner for
her daughter and has tried many times to cause trouble between
them. However, tables were turned when she overheard her two sons-in-law
arguing over who was going to be "lumbered" with looking
after her during Maureen and Reg's wedding reception. Perhaps
the fear of being unwanted and left alone is the reason why Maud
strives to control her daughter's life.
For a while Maud was engaged to be married to Percy but he broke
off the engagement when he discovered that Maud had an affair
with an American soldier during World War II, and that Maureen
was the resulting child of that relationship. She has since proposed
to Percy again, but he turned her down thinking that she was joking.
Still living in her old home in Nightingale Street, with a penchant
for bizarre tea-cosy shaped hats, reading the tea leaves and other
spirit-related skills (remember how she tried to "summon"
the ghost of Ivy Brennan?) Maud is an easily recognisable character
in the Street.