Wilf took over as Rovers potman in February 1985 once Bet Lynch became landlady. The pub had not had a proper potman since Fred Gee was sacked 5 months earlier. By 1985, Fred was long gone from the area. Wilf once stole some money but returned it and in August 1985 he was again accused of stealing by Bet. Turned out Ken Barlow had it and he returned the missing £5. Wilf had found another job by then so left work at The Rovers, never to appear in the pub again.