1990 was Emmerdale's nineteenth year in production. We first saw the Feldmann and Whiteley families this year and this was quite a strenuous year for Woolpack landlord Amos Brearly who later considered his position as Woolpack landlord.
- A tanker crashed into the house next to the Woolpack trapping Amos Brearly in the cellar.
- 13 February, first appearance of Michael Feldmann.
- July, Amos Brearly suffered a stroke at Annie Sugden's 70th birthday party.
- December, Amos decided to call time as landlord of the Woolpack after his stroke and his cellar ordeal. Alan Turner showed an interest in buying the pub.