Walter was a Woolpack customer who appeared sporadically between July 1974 and March 1980.
By 1974, Walter was about 70 years old and was a regular customer at The Woolpack. In January 1976
he said that there had been a train crash on the level crossing. It was Matt Skilbeck
's twins Sam Skilbeck
and Sally Skilbeck
, and Matt's aunty Beattie Dowton
. In January 1977
, Walter mentioned a nephew who was playing in the village bowling competition.
Walter did occasionally speak but by 1980 he became virtually silent, and only nodded to landlords Amos Brearly and Henry Wilks.
In January 1986, he was said to have gone to see his sister in Worthing. He never returned to Beckindale.