Richard was good friends with Lawrence and Mary Grainger. (PROSE: Forgotten) In 1906, Richard and Louisa attended a party where Mary Grainger was attacked by the Master during childbirth. (PROSE: Prologue)
The Pollards usually spent Guy Fawkes' Night in their estate in Hampshire. He often joked that it was safer in case someone else tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. (AUDIO: The Fall of the House of Pollard)
After Charley's disappearance, Richard spent three years looking for her. When he finally gave up hope, he tried to write a novel to take his mind off of it. He found that when he tried to start the novel, he couldn't. Instead, Richard picked one of the books from Charley's bookshelf, and engrossed himself in reading for years.
Charley was briefly reunited with her parents in 1936. However, she was found and taken prisoner by the Viyrans, while her parents' memory of her ever existing was erased. (AUDIO: The Fall of the House of Pollard)