He and the Doctor struck up a friendship. They watched a movie together and drank together in the evenings.
Like Mrs Hutchings and her guests, the Major was unaware that it was actually 1999, and that an alien posing as a guest, Mr Prentice, had placed the guest house in a kind of stasis so it would always be 1933 in Keelmouth. The Doctor and Prentice set things to right, and the Major and the other residents had to adapt to living in 1999. (PROSE: Bide-a-Wee)