|First appearance||17th December 1979|
|Number of appearances||1|
|Played by||Gordon Hall|
The Vanman and his partner delivered a new bed to 5 Coronation Street for the bedroom being prepared by the Tilsley parents for newly-weds Brian and Gail before they returned from honeymoon. Bert was busy painting the bedroom and failed to hear the knock. Stan Ogden thought he was out and gave the helpful suggestion that they leave the bed in the backyard. When Ivy returned from work, she gave Bert an earful when she found the furniture there and they had to co-opt Eddie Yeats to move it upstairs.