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Reg, the chauffeur, drove the Mayor and Mayoress of Weatherfield to Coronation Street to open the new Community Centre in June 1971. Problems were caused though by use of the Mayoral Rolls, which was serviced by Billy Walker in a contract with his Canal Garage. In the previous February, Billy had taken Irma Barlow and Elsie and Alan Howard for a drive in the car when it was in his care and Irma had lost one of her earrings in it. She tried to chat up Reg outside the centre to get the earring back but the Mayoress, returning to see if she had left a glove in the car overheard her and immediately suspected that Irma was her errant husband's mistress.

Credited on-screen as "Chauffeur", the character was called "Reg" by the Mayoress when she returned to the Rolls to collect her glove.