Ben Dowton was the husband of Beattie Dowton and the uncle of Matt Skilbeck. He arrived in the village in 1973 with Beattie to meet Matt's children.
Ben was left a widower in 1976 when Beattie and Matt's children died after their car was hit by a train. In November 1984, Ben attended Sam Pearson's funeral.
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