Hunter Bell was a
Emmie hunter bell

Hunter Bell.

Hunter Bell







First Appearance

Episode 215 (2nd December 1974)

Last Appearances

Episode 1179 (27th August 1987)

Played By

Frederick Bennett

minor character in Emmerdale Farm in 3 episodes in December 1974 and again in 2 episodes in August 1987. In 1974 was unsure of his true age and thought he was 70 but it turned out he was 67 and too young to join the Over 70s Club. In 1987 he was one of the protesters against the nuclear dump on Pencross Fell. He was played by Frederick Bennett.



Hunter Bell was born in 1907 on the Beckindale parish boundary. He was illegitimate. As he got older he lost track of his actual age but by 1974 he thought he was 70 years old and old enough to join The Beckstone Thrash.

1974, 1987Edit

Sam Pearson met Hunter in The Woolpack and told him that Rev Edward Ruskin cannot find a record of his birth in the church records. Hunter is adamant that he was born in Beckindale. He asks Sam to see if Charlie Nelson would join the Over 70s. Hunter wanted to join the Over 70s and had to try and prove his age. He found that he was only 67 and had 3 years to go to join the club. Sam said Hunter looks 70 so he thought he might get away with it. Hunter then attended the Seedcut that night.

Emmie jackie and hunter bell

Hunter Bell in 1987 with Jackie Merrick behind him, at the nuclear dump protest

13 years later, in August 1987 now aged about 80, an elderly Hunter Bell attended the villagers protest against the proposed nuclear waste dump. He attened the party at Emmerdale Farm later on after the protest victory.

Hunter Bell died after 1987.

Memorable infoEdit

Born: 1907

Died: After August 1987

Full Name: Hunter Bell



Emmie hunter bell 1987

Hunter in 1987 aged 80.

In Episode 1178 (25th August 1987) an old man was seen who looked just like Hunter Bell.  Very likely the same actor and most likely even the same character. He was uncredited.




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