Janie Harker was born in Beckindale in 1951 to Robert and Dolly Harker. She was the younger sister of Pat Harker. The Harkers lived next door to the Merrick family. Janie went to school with Sharon Crossthwaite.
In 1972 Janie Harker was dating Frank Blakey, who ran the forge in Beckindale. They married in March 1973 and in January 1974 Frank was offered a teaching job in Essex. Janie and Frank left the village. Janie did not return to Beckindale for 12 years until the summer of 1986 when she had divorced Frank and had reverted back to her maiden name. Amos Brearly took a bit of a shine to her as he remembered her from before. In August 1986, now aged 35 and single again, Janie returned to Beckindale for a visit. Her sister Pat Sugden was killed when driving home from dropping Janie off at the station in late August. Janie returned for Pat's funeral. She last appeared in September 1986 when Tom Merrick gave her a lift to the train station a week after her sister Pat's funeral. She has not been seen or heard from since.
Father David Harker
Mother Dolly Harker
Siblings Pat Sugden
Spouse Frank Blakey (1973-??)