When the world's first ATM opened at Barclays Bank in north London's Enfield district 27 June 1967, Varney became the very first person to use the machine
Suffered a heart attack in 1965 and another, more severe one, in 1981 which forced him to semi-retire from acting.
Suffered a stroke in 1989.
Unlike the other cast members of On the Buses (1969), he never acted in the West End at all.
Was a very talented pianist.