Shirley Stelfox who appeared in Last Bus to Woodstock has died.


Shirley Stelfox has died.  Her agent said she had been diagnosed with cancer and passed away on Monday. Shirley played Mrs Kane the mother of the Sylvia Kane who is killed early on in the Inspector Morse episode of Last Bus to Woodstock.

Of course she is best known today for playing Edna Birch in the British TV soap, Emmerdale.

She had a short scene with Morse but played the grieving mother with great emotion and despair. She was 74.


Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

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