Tony Charlton made his first appearance in August 1990 when he entered The Woolpack to ask for directions to Chapel Lane . A modern churchman, he was often seen without his dog-collar and was very interested in the young folk of Beckindale.
Before entering the church, Tony Charlton had taught English Literature at a High School in Dalston, London, and was a voluntary worker at an inner-city youth centre. He started a three-year theology course and was ordained in June 1990. Tony's first post as curate was with Hotten Parish Council.