The story focuses on three families. The Kinnear's, The Millsap's, and the Owen's. All different. They live very different lifestyles. Albert Kinnear the Librarian, who's parents came from Swindon but live in Pinetree Gardens, his father Jack is an engineer. He is a keen gardener and Pigeon fancier. Albert meets the daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth Millsap. They live on Kenton Road, in a bought property. He also is a pigeon man who has wangled his way into a chairman's job. he is a welder down the docks. No one is good enough for their daughter and they resent the relationship between Laura and Albert. Then there is William Owen(Willick) a roofing builder who lives in Cedarwood Avenue with two son's and a daughter. Alan is a jack the lad; he will sleep with any woman given the chance. Harry the youngest is a joiner and the brains in the family. Evelyn his daughter is twenty five and her father is pushing her to meet a man and get married so he can have grandchildren.


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“Whey diven’t come to me then cos’ I’m not marrying you.’ You’ve shagged more than half the blokes in Shields.’

“Look Alan Owen I don’t want you to marry me, but I want you to take some responsibility for the kid when it comes.’

“How much do you expect me to hand over every week?’

“A fiver a week should cover it.’

“What” that’s how much I give my mother board a week. I only work at the UBU yer na I diven’t own the bloody factory.’

“If I go to the Social Security and tell them you will be paying a damn sight more I can tell you.’ “So what’s it to be?’

“Alright but as soon as he’s old enough that’s it I’m not paying another penny.’


“When are you due anyway?

“July 7th.’

“That’s the same day as my fatha’s birthday. Christ how ironic is that.’

“Giz a tab will yer I’m gaspin.’

“Gaspin’ yer shouldn’t be smokin’ in yor condition.’

“What’s it to yer anyway you don’t want nowt to do wi the kid anyway.’

“Listen if I’m payin’ a fiver a week I do have a say, so you’d better pack the tabs in straight away or you’ll be getting’ nowt from me; do you hear me.’

“Aye, I hear yer loud and bloody clear.’

Susan turned and was about walk slowly back home. She held her coat because the buttons wouldn’t fasten over her oversized belly.’

“Here there’s a quid get yourself a taxi home.’

“Thanks smiled Susan then walked up the street to the taxi rank.’

“Alan watched her as she turned the corner then went back into the pub.’

“So how’s it going daddio?’

“Don’t you bloody start?’

“Whey,’ you were the one who said you’d never get caught out.’

“It just so happens to be the with the biggest cow’s in Shields an aal; I’ve telt hor that I’m not ganna marry hor either, kid or no kid.’

“When’s it due then?’

“July 7th on my fatha’s birthday; how bloody ironic is that.’

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