1954-1972: Life before BeckindaleEdit
Marian Wilks arrived in Beckindale from Hotten with her father Henry Wilks following a bad break-up with Peter Heskeith. Peter had cheated on Marian with another girl who had ended up pregnant. Marian had convinced the pair to marry.
Marian and Wilks moved into Inglebrook House. Marian had her admirers who visited her in the village, including her friends Alec Saunders and Norman. She grew close to both Jack and Joe Sugden and started to develop a romantic interest in Jack as they grew to know each other.
Marian first encountered Jack whilst riding her horse around Emmerdale Farm land. She and Jack initially hit off on the wrong foot when Jack discovered that her father, Henry, who owned a company named Wilks & Fisher that specialised in acids had accidentally poisoned a river of fish. Suggesting that the incident was done purposefully, Jack accused Marian of living off immoral earnings.
"Do you like the view?" (First line)