Edward Jeremy Timothy "Eddie" Yeats
was a fictional character
from the British ITV soap opera Coronation Street
Eddie Yeats was born in Liverpool on 22 August 1941. In adulthood, Eddie held low-paid jobs and made extra cash by helping out his disreputable friends with carrying out burglaries and selling stolen goods. In 1973, Eddie was caught by the police and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. His cellmate at Walton Jail
was Jed Stone.
When he was paroled and released from prison, Eddie arrived on the doorstep of Jed's former landlady Minnie Caldwell in Coronation Street, hoping she would give him a room before he had to go back to Walton. His friend Nobby Harris asked for his help to rob a supermarket, but Eddie wanted to stay clean and preferred to pursue barmaid Bet Lynch. During a date the police arrived to escort him back to prison. Eddie had told Bet he was on leave from the army, and she went off him.
After serving the remainder of his sentence, Eddie returned to the street and ingratiated himself with the neighbours, hoping someone would let him stay with them. He tried to fix a date with Bet again, but settled for friendship when he stopped her from taking an aspirin overdose when she found out her son, Martin Downs, whom she never knew, was dead.
Eddie went into partnership with Stan Ogden in his window cleaning business and was allowed to lodge with Minnie at Number 5 and later with builder Len Fairclough at Number 9, but in... Read More