The Lollipop Lady filled in for Percy Sugden on the school crossings while he was wheelchair-bound with a broken ankle in 1990. On his first trip out of the house in his wheelchair, Percy paid a visit to the trenches at Weatherfield Comprehensive to check that his "understudy" was doing a proper job. He was unimpressed with his replacement, calling her not but a slip of a girl. The devilish gazes of Percy and his companion Phyllis Pearce drew the lady's attention, causing her to enquire if they were going across. Percy replied it was an exercise in tactical observation. The lady then turned her back to them to resume her duties.