The girl next door

Maxie Forster is a binman who carries out ashes from the coal fires of North Shields the holes in his leather soled boots are letting in water from the rain and he cannot afford to go and take the boots to the cobbler shop in Billy Mill. He tries repairing them with some old lino and cuts the shape out with a stanley knife and glues them with some evo stick then places cardboard in the insides. Looking over the road on his round he spots a family being evicted by the bailiffs - the wagon is loaded with furniture and the woman and her five children stand in the rain as the barrow with everything she owns is pushed down the street.


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“Well what do you think Mrs Belsham; do you think that I have made a good choice?’

“It is marvellous Russell; it has a garage as well where you can keep the car.

“Would you like me to help you choose some furniture for it?’

“That would be nice.’

“Leave it with me then and I will have it all ready for you to move into by next weekend.’

“As soon as that?’

“I don’t see why not if you are happy with the newly painted colour scheme in there then I will get you some modern furniture to make the place look nice.’

“Thank you Mrs Belsham.’

“Now young man take me home and I will make a list of what you need.’

“Don’t worry about the money; you can pay me back when you get paid each month.’

“I will not charge you interest the way that a bank would so it will not take you long.’

Russell drove the car back then dropped Mrs Belsham home then drove back to his new home and parked the car in his garage then locked it. He took the bus back home from Tynemouth then walked the rest of the way home.’

“When he got in he told his family that he’d bought his first house.

“Russell dear, how are you going to pay for it?’

“I will be earning twenty thousand pounds a year now mother with bonuses; so I should be able to afford it.’

“Your father only earns six thousand pounds a year son; how is he going to help you?’

“I don’t expect my father to help me mother you have both done enough for me already. Father never complained when I went to college mother, he could have told me to find a job, but he didn’t. Once I am settled and on my feet I will be able to help you both out.’

Jackie Howard smiled and said I diven’t think we have to worry about our son anymore love; he is quite capable of looking after himself.’



Then the Jungle bar began to empty Brenda, and Alyson went to the loo; Brenda had asked Albert to order a taxi back to his house. Susan left with Chris earlier and Stan waited with Albert outside.’

“They jumped into the taxi and headed to Albert’s’ house at the bottom of Dockwray Square near the “High Light”.

Christ said Brenda this is huge compared to my house she said as they entered the modern styled house. “Drink anyone asked Albert as he went to his own mini cocktail bar in the living room and poured himself a whiskey for himself.’

Have you got and Vodka?’

“I’ve got everything from sherry to advocate.’

“Can you make us a martini then?’

“Sweet or dry?’

“Dry please.’

Albert mixed some vodka with vermouth shook it in cocktail shaker then poured it out into two glasses then added a green olive.’

“Thank you said the two girls as Albert handed them the drinks then asked Stan if he wanted a can as he knew that he didn’t touch spirits.’

“I’ve got Guinness, Carlsberg, or Heineken.’

“I’ll have a Carlsberg mate. Albert went to his box freezer and got him a can then he switched on the radio gram so that Radio One could play the latest hits.

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