Harry Moore was a cantankerous elderly man who befriended Donald Hinton and Dolly Skilbeck in April 1980. A former war veteran, Harry lived alone with his dog Sparky. Harry had became estranged from the village when his wife died after drowning some 30 years earlier. Her death was ruled an accident but rumours spread around the village. Harry died in May 1980 when he suffered a fatal heart attack following an argument with Donald Hinton. Before he died, Harry said his wife killed herself.