Henry Wilkins was a councillor and once a friend of the late Alf Roberts. On New Year's Eve 2012, Henry accompanied Alf's widow Audrey to Nick's Bistro. They enjoyed each other's company, and went on a second date in the New Year. After their second night out however, Audrey told Henry that she didn't want to lead him on as she wasn't looking for any kind of relationship at the moment. They decided to remain friends and Henry told her that she could call upon him at any time.