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Lydia Simmonds
Easties lydia
Portrayed by Margaret Tyzack (2011)

Heather Chasen (2011)

Gender Female Female
About
Relationships
HusbandMr Simmonds
SonsNorman Simmonds
DaughtersJune Butcher
GrandsonsRicky Butcher
GranddaughtersClare Butcher
Diane Butcher
Janine Butcher
Great-grandsonsLiam Butcher
Jacques Butcher
Great-granddaughtersKira Salter
Natasha Butcher
Tiffany Butcher
Scarlett Moon
Lydia Simmonds was a character in EastEnders from April to June 2011. She was the maternal grandmother of Clare Butcher, Ricky Butcher, Diane Butcher and Janine Butcher. Lydia was played by Heather Chasen.

Biography

Backstory

Lydia Simmons (unknown maiden name) was born in about 1924 in Walford. She married young and had her first child June in about 1941 followed by Norman in 1943.

2011

Memorable info

The name of Lydia's late husband was never revealed in the show. Only mention of him was when Lydia said she was giving birth to June under the table during an air raid and after the birth, the midwife said "You have a lovely new baby girl Mrs Simmonds". This implies her husband was away at war.

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