Roy Boyd has appeared in Coronation
Street as Mr Franklin and was the infamous Eddie Lee in Crossroads.
As traveller Dryden Hogben he arrived in Beckindale in 1974.
Dryden was a very friendly and well educated man, who travelled
round the country with his tent taking on odd jobs for food and
drink. He converted the loft at Emmerdale Farm into a bedroom
for Joe Sugden. "Mr Dry" as Annie Sugden called him became very
popular with the locals. After he left the village it was discovered
that he came from a very rich family, so why he chose this kind
of lifestyle was a mystery. One day the villagers awoke to find
Dry and his tent were gone. He was never seen again, vanishing
as mysteriously as he arrived.