Tuesday, 12 January 2010

E-Mails - Woolpack Walter (1980-1985), Mrs Eckersley (1980) And Matt And Dolly (1989)

Cheers, Walter! Al Dixon as The Woolpack's Silent One in 1984.

A few e-mails and comments to answer about our blog dedicated to the '80s down Beckindale way...

Bryan asks:

When will you be featuring more Walter?

Soon, Bryan. I love Walter!

CJ writes:

Brilliant stuff about Mrs Eckersley (Pam St Clement) and her Emmerdale debut in 1980. Can you feature her storylines, please?

As I wrote before, CJ, Pam St Clement appeared in Emmerdale Farm from episode 561 to episode 565 in March 1980, just five episodes, so there is only one story-line about her. She did the cooking at Emmerdale Farm whilst Annie was away in Ireland. Her husband and daughter were also briefly featured. I'll write it all up in detail at some point.

And finally Cerys says:

Please - when will you continue the saga of Matt, Dolly and the early days of Emmerdale in 1989?

Soon, Cerys - as I explained, things are a bit busy here at the moment. Hopefully in February things will be more settled and the '89 saga will resume.

Finally, thanks for the entries for the Amos signed pic competition. The winner will be announced on 31 January.


  1. Ben Caine17.1.10

    Hi I have been reading this bugle for nearly 2 years and it is fab. Walter is one of my fave characters featured in the Bugle and I would love to see some actual clips of him in the show plus 1980s episodes.

  2. Hi, Ben! It's really good to hear from you, and I'm glad you like The Bugle. Walter was a great favourite of mine. Al Dixon was a brilliant actor. Walter never spoke, but his facial expressions spoke volumes! I recently saw his first episode from September 1980, and he was simply brilliant right from the very beginning. I hope some 1980s episodes are out on DVD soon.