Created 25th September 2003
Turner 10th February 1994
Alan and Shirley met at a drop in centre. She was a former reformed prostitute.
|IMDB entry for by Rachel Davies|
30 Years of Emmerdale --
Lance Parkin (Hardcover - Granada Media - 7 October, 2002)
From the year 1993
Caroline Bates returned, and Turner renewed his relationship with her as far as proposing. Caroline turned him down and got him out a bit more, something he continued to do even after Caroline left the village again. One place he went to was a drop in centre. One of the women working there, Shirley Foster, is eve. At first she found him snobbish and arrogant, but Turner was deeply affected by the death of Tina, one of the homeless who used the centre. Shirley warmed to this new, caring Turner, and romance blossomed. It was a huge shock when he discovered that Shirley had once been a prostitute, but he came to realise that she meant a lot to him.
The drop-in centre closed due to cuts. Turner employed Shirley as a barmaid at the Woolpack.
From the year 1994
But it was not to last long. Shirley was shot dead after a raid
on the post office. Viv's ex-husband Reg
Dawson arrived in the
village with a gang of masked robbers. They made their getaway
with Viv and Shirley - who was passing - as hostages. Turner was