Mary reveals hilarious way to keep the mind fresh in Coronation Street and it’s truly everything

Mary has a unique way of remembering all of the residents (Picture: ITV)

Nothing makes Coronation Street residents happier than to move every six months, so it should come as no surprise that Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) came up with a clever little mnemonic to help her remember who lives where.

Veteran Ken Barlow (William Roache) has resided in seven different Coronation Street homes over the last sixty-three years, while Gail Rodwell (Helen Worth) has lived in five different homes over the course of fifty years.

Having lived into eight different houses on the cobblestone street over the course of 35 years, Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) is at the top of the list.

The three have traveled a little further during this period, but they have stayed in the Weatherfield postcode.

In the episode airing today, February 29, the locals gathered at a Rovers booth to commemorate Rita’s ninety-second birthday.

Mary had mistakenly shared Bethany’s Chit-Chat article around the pub (Picture: ITV)

In a conversation on maintaining a sharp memory as you age, Peter Gunn’s character Brian Packham suggested reading a puzzle book, but Mary had other suggestions.

She has created a little poem based on the residents of the terraced side of the street that she has learned by heart, drawing inspiration from the beloved children’s television program Trumpton.

When the stop-motion series debuted in 1967, one of its most well-known moments was when Captain Flack called out the names of the fire station’s officers: “Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb.”

Instead of the imaginary fire department, Mary’s song features important families and individuals from each home, including the “Barlow’s, Bailey’s, Chesney, Dev, Dobbs, Eileen, and Kevin.”

While Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls), Ken, and Brian appeared pleased, Rita agreed with Mary when she said that it was her “mental routine.”

Mary, poor thing.

She has most likely had a difficult week in the wake of her beloved Ben Shepherd’s last appearance on Good Morning Britain.

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