Iris Bainbridge is the daughter of Percy and the late Ava Bainbridge. In November 1915, The Woolpack caught alight (unknown to the villagers that it was caused by Levi Dingle). Percy managed to get out but Iris collapsed at the top of the stairs. She was rescued by Hugo Dawson and brought out by Maggie Sugden. Dr Barker managed to revive her. Her mother, Ava, was killed in the fire. Iris eventually made a full recovery and went to stay with Janet Airey until The Woolpack was rebuilt.
By 1918, Percy had decided to leave the village with his children.