Betty Driver who played the barmaid in Coronation Street for 42yrs who died today. Thanks for all the laughs Betty, rest in peace.

October 2011 - Betty Driver who played the barmaid in Coronation Street for died today. Thanks for all the laughs Betty, rest in peace.

British actress and singer Betty Driver with the three pet poodles

Poodles British actress and singer Betty Driver with the three pet poodles, Jackie, Mitzi and Tina, which feature on her TV show, circa (Photo by John Pratt/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty

Betty Driver: 1969 in the Rovers

Betty Driver: A life on The Street - in pictures

Popular: Famed for her catchphrase ‘Ta-ra, chuck’, pub cleaner Hilda Ogden was unexpectedly taken to the nation’s heart

Betty Driver: A life on The Street - in pictures

In pics: Look back at Emily's life on Coronation Street

Betty Driver: Betty and Eddie Yeats

Betty Driver: A life on The Street - in pictures

Betty Driver: 'The Betty Driver Story' TV Programme. - 2000s

Betty Driver: A life on The Street - in pictures

Betty Driver: 'The Betty Driver Story' TV Programme.

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Minimum use fee GBP 50 Mandatory Credit: Photo by ITV/REX/Shutterstock (669487jz) 'Coronation Street' TV - 1974 - Betty Turpin (Betty Driver) and Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander). ITV ARCHIVE

Corrie confirm Jean Alexander tribute ep and potential Hilda Ogden death mention

Jean, pictured next to Betty Turpin, played by Betty Driver, eventually gave up watching Coronation Street, saying it had 'too much sex'

Remembering “Betty“ Driver from Coronation Street, who died October 15, 2011. Sorely missed: Driver had insisted she would never retire from the ITV soap

Rovers return for Betty: Stars of soapland gather for tribute to Corrie's longest serving barmaid

Remembering “Betty“ Driver from Coronation Street, who died October Sorely missed: Driver had insisted she would never retire from the ITV soap

Coronation Street saw regulars of The Rovers Return say goodbye to Betty Williams (played by Betty Driver). The actress died in October 2011, aged 91 and was one of the longest running characters in the soap.   "In 1969, she was persuaded to come out of retirement to play police officer's wife Betty Turpin on Coronation Street, a role she would play for over 40 years. She was the longest serving barmaid in the history of the Rover's Return"

'Don't be glum': Coronation Street stalwart Betty is given a colourful and heartfelt send off as she finally bids farewell to the soap

She's the longest running barmaid in the soap's history, so it went without a doubt that Betty Driver's character in Coronation Street would be given a poignant send off.

Betty Driver (Pic:Getty)

Betty Driver dead at 91: From forces singer to Coronation Street favourite

Coronation Street legend Betty Driver has died at the age of

Coronation Street:  Betty's Hotpot, vegetarian-style

In memory of Betty Driver, we've found a delicious vegan hotpot recipe that we're sure she would have loved, courtesy of Naomi at The Gluttonous Vegan.

Betty Driver a popular singer at the time who went on to become well know as "Betty Turpin" in Coronation Street sang a song all about Potato Pete. It's the third song of three in this excerpt from YouTube, just click on the image to hear them.

The Sailor with the Navy Blue Eyes / It's Spring Again / Potato Pete

The actor, who plays Rovers Return landlord Steve MCDonald, has revealed he was given the family recipe Betty Driver used at home

Corrie star Simon Gregson: 'I've got Betty's real-life Hotpot recipe'

The actor, who plays Rovers Return landlord Steve MCDonald, has revealed he was given the family recipe Betty Driver used at home

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