Joss Shackleton

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Died: 1 May 1991
Vera (?)

Played by: Harold Goodwin
25 February - 1 May 1991

A friend of Vera Duckworth's mother - it was her dying wish that she looked after him. Joss was an inveterate liar and dreamer - so it was hard to seperate fact and fiction.

He claimed he was Vera's real father - but then again, he claimed that Edward VII was his grandfather and he had played darts in Oldham with Ghandi.

Vera fell for his stories hook, line and sinker - but Jack was never convinced. When Joss died in May 1991, she spent all her savings on ensuring he had a good funeral.

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