|left;">Portrayed by||Lorraine Peters|
|Introduced by||Kevin Laffan|
|First appearance||31 December 1973|
|Last appearance||24 February 1976|
Mrs Dawkins was first seen in late 1973 in the shop chatting to Alison Gibbons. She was a no nonsense lady. In early 1975 Norah Norris had to rush off and left Mrs Dawkins in charge of the shop. Norah later left and Mrs Dawkins took over the running of Beckindale shop and post office. She disrupted Wilf Padgett from his work adding the post office as he claimed she talked too much. Lena took no nonsense from anybody, even her boss Henry Wilks. She was last seen in February 1976 and left the shop in between then and 1988 when a Mrs Robson ran the place.
Read more about this topic: List Of Minor Emmerdale Farm Characters (1972–73)
Famous quotes containing the word lena:
“General McLaidlaw: Lena will never marry. Shes not the marrying sort. I see no reason to worry. Theres enough to care for her for the rest of her life.
Mrs. McLaidlaw: I suppose youre right, dear. Im afraid she is rather spinsterish.
General McLaidlaw: Whats wrong with that. The old maids a respectable institution. All women are not alike. Lena has intellect and a fine solid character.”
—Samson Raphaelson (18961983)