Janie Harker (previously Blakey) is Pat Sugden's sister.


1951-1972: Growing up in BeckindaleEdit

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Janie in 1972, played by Diane Grayson.

Janie was born in 1951 and grew up in Beckindale. She went to school with Joe Sugden. Her sister Ruth Merrick and Joe's brother Jack Sugden also attended the school in a higher year. She claimed that Joe used to fancy her in school. She announced that she'd got a job making buttons at Baldwin's in Hotten in 1972, but this ended quickly as she announced she'd been laid off as the place was closing down. Janie used to frequent The Woolpack quite regularly spending her wages on Bonboosh.

1973: Marriage to Frank BlakeyEdit

Janie had a reputation in the village for going out with the majority of boys in the area. However, she went out with older man Frank Blakey a few times and the pair quickly become engaged and married in March 1973.


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