Sarah Foster was first seen driving down a country lane where she stopped to help Matt Skilbeck with a stray sheep that was injured. They went to the surgery and then Matt told Sarah about the Woolpack which was a hotel but was out of season. He said he could see if landlords Amos Brearly and Henry Wilks would make an exception. Sarah and Matt then developed a good friendship despite her being a married woman, or so she said. Sarah revealed that she was in fact a single woman. Matt and Sarah almost entered a relationship but agreed to remain friends. On the 30th December 1975, Sarah planned to leave on New Years Day 1976, and she did, never to return to Beckindale.