Heather Bannerman was a woman who crashed her car into the front wall of Emmerdale Farm in March 1976 one night. She was shocked but appeared to not be hurt, and was given a bed at Emmerdale overnight. The car was badly damaged. The next morning, she was checked over by Dr Evans, who told her she had not sustained any injuries. Annie Sugden found that Heather had a long drive ahead of her and suggested she stayed for a while. However, Heather's husband Steven found her and nearly hit her during an argument - witnessed by Rosemary Kendall. Rosemary relayed the events to Annie, and Annie furiously threw Heather out. Heather returned the next day to apologise to Annie for her and Steve's behaviour, before leaving the farm for good.