|First appearance||2nd May 1973|
|Last appearance||9th May 1973|
|Number of appearances||3|
|Played by||Robin Parkinson|
Fred Nelson clashed with Billy Walker in May 1973 during a short period when Billy handled the Rovers's accounts. Unbeknown to Annie Walker, Billy was gambling using the pub's takings and didn't have enough to pay the bills. On the day Annie was to be installed as Mayoress of Weatherfield to Alf Roberts' Mayor, Fred Nelson, sporting glasses and a combover hairstyle, arrived at the pub on behalf of his boss to demand payment as they'd been hired to cater at the party to celebrate the happy occasion. Billy asked the impatient man if his boss would accept it on credit, to no avail.