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History

Mags Czajkowski makes an offer of around £90 grand for Number 31 in November 1987, with the intention of moving to Walford permanently and living there with Simon Wicks. The property was being sold by Newton & Ash Estate Agents. It was part of several storylines at the time exemplifying yuppies moving to Walford and displacing the original working class locals who could no longer afford the area they grew up in.

In 1997, vicar Alex Healy lived in the house while he was working in the local church. After he left town for missionary work abroad, the house was bought by Phil Mitchell, who rented it out to Alex's father Jeff and sister Melanie Owen. The property then lay empty until Phil and Peggy Mitchell moved there from the Vic.

The property was then inhabited by Phil, girlfriend Kate and sister Sam Mitchell. Phil's baby Louise and her nanny Joanne Ryan also share the Mitchell home. Peggy was so disgusted by Phil's decision to take Kate back, that she's decided to stay out in Rio with Grant.

Sam Mitchell lived here with her husband Andy Hunter for a few months. She convinced him to buy the place to raise funds for Phil. When Andy discovered that Sam had been conned by Marcus Christie, he threw her out.

When Andy died, Pat Evans was then surprised to find out that she'd been left the house in Andy's will. Billy Mitchell and his lady love Honey Edwards lived here as lodgers, but moved to the Vic when Honey got pregnant. However, Pat was still left with a full house, as Dean, Kevin and Carly Wicks were fully settled in by then, having arrived in the new year.

Kevin dies, and Deano and Carly move out, as Bianca Jackson returns to Albert Square along with her kids, Whitney , Liam , Tiffany and Morgan . Ricky Butcher also lives with them. Tony King , Bianca's boyfriend also briefly lives with them before he is arrested for sexually abusing Whitney.

Later Pat remained at this address with family Carol, Bianca, Ricky, Liam, Morgan, Tiffany and Whitney Dean. After Pat died, Ricky and Bianca split up and Bianca Butcher formed a new relationship with Terry Spraggan. Terry moved in temporarily with his kids TJ and Rosie. Bianca and Terry soon realised the house was not big enough for everyone and eventually, they moved to Milton Keynes.

Carol and grandson Liam did not leave with Bianca and remained living in Walford. In 2015, Sonia Jackson, Carol's daughter moves in. Later in 2015, both Liam and Carol left Walford. In 2015, Sonia invited Tina Carter to live with her, Tina's mother Sylvie Carter moves in. Sonia splits up with Tina in September 2016 and decided to take up a job offer in Kettering. Tina Carter then occupied the house with her mother. Rebecca Fowler, Sonia's daughter, left the house to live with her father. Tina offered Stacey Fowler the remaining lease on the house while Tina and her mother moved in with Shirley Carter at her place (23B Albert Square) .

Soon after the Stacey, Martin, Belinda, Kyle, Bex, Lily move in, Belinda goes off travelling and then Kyle moves abroad, leaving Stacey and Martin living in the house with their three kids Bex, Lily and Arthur. In late December 2016, Martin's sister Michelle Fowler moved in after she returned from Florida, however, she moves into best friend Sharon Mitchell's house (55 Victoria Road) . In August 2017, Whitney Dean (now Carter) returns to the house, alongside her fiance Woody Woodward. Whitney and Woody break up in September 2017 and Woody leaves Walford. In October 2017, Martin and Stacey's newborn daughter Hope Fowler is born and moves in the house. Following Stacey’s affair with Max Branning on Christmas Eve 2017, Martin throws Stacey out. After a few weeks Stacey manages to change the locks and kicks Martin out. Martin then moves into 25 with ex-wife Sonia Fowler. In January 2018, Tiffany Butcher returns to the house and moves in. In March 2018, Mo Harris returns and informs Stacey that Kat Moon is dead. After the square rally around to gather the funds for her funeral, Mo reveals to Stacey that Kat is not dead. Stacey’s mother Jean Slater also returns earlier that day temporarily (she later stays). Kat returns also unexpectedly that night, shocking her family and the residents of Albert Square.

Kat, Mo and Jean move in with Stacey and the kids. Hayley Slater also moves in with them and sleeps on the sofa, hiding the fact that she is pregnant. Hayley gives birth to her daughter Cherry and Alfie , Bert , Ernie and Tommy move into the house around Christmas 2018. Alfie goes on the run and Hayley admits herself to hospital in January 2018. Hayley decides not to return in February, leaving Cherry in Kat's care.

In July 2019, Stacey whacks Phil over the head with a wrench, meaning that she, Martin, Lily and Hope temporarily move out, leaving Arthur with his father Kush Kazemi . Martin returns to the Square a month later to support Bex after her suicide attempt, but he moves back into No. 25. Stacey and the kids move out permanently after Martin and Stacey split up and Stacey moves in with her new boyfriend Jerome

Daniel Cook briefly stays with Jean as he is informed he only has weeks to live and lives in the house before finally succumbing to the illness. 

Deaths

There has been four deaths within this residence:

  • Evie Brown – died in the living room of this house from breast cancer (December 2006)
  • Wellard – euthanised in the living room of this house from theobromine poisoning (August 2008)
  • Billie Jackson died in the living room of this house from alcohol poisoning (October 2010)
  • Pat Evans – died in her bedroom within the house from pancreatic cancer (January 2012)

Residents

Number 31's current residents is the Slater family.

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