The unnamed Taxi Driver collected Elsie Tanner from 11 Coronation Street when she left Weatherfield to start a new life with Bill Gregory in Portugal in January 1984. He took her bags from the hallway and put them in his cab, then waited while she posted her keys in at No. 1. When he asked her how long she would be away, she famously replied "Ah, now there's a question." In the event, Elsie would never be seen treading the cobbles of the street ever again.