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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“What your kiddin’ mate.’

“Alright 5-1.’

“Here put a tenner on Bryson.’ What odds will yer gimme for Michael Clements to win by knock out?’

“What” against Delray Williams who’s never ever been on the canvas or has never been stopped before; in fact he’s unbeaten in seventeen bouts.’ I’ll give you 7-1.’

“Put twenty quid on him to knock Delray out.’

By the end of the 5th round Bryson was well on top. He sat in the corner facing them and looked very relaxed his corner man Andy Parkin gave him instructions as they came out for the sixth and final round. The fighters touched gloves and the fight resumed Lee Bryson went after his man and had him pinned on the ropes he was throwing some powerful shots to both body and head. One minute and ten seconds later and a vicious left to Pierce’s rib cage saw him drop to the canvas Simon Greely took up the count. As the time keeper kept pace as the seconds ticked away.

“Eight” nine, ten. Simon waved the fight over and Bryson held his arms aloft.’

Willick turned to the man behind him and said I think that’s fifty you owe me mate.’

The man handed over the money and then passed a tenner to Alan to get a round in.

Alan was only too pleased to be going back to the bar so he could see Bethany again.’

Bethany got her eye on Alan and gave him a smile, then came over.’

“Well then what’s it to be then.’

“I’ll meet you outside then at 12 midnight.’

“Good decision, where are you taking me.’

The only place I know that’s open is the “Tux” on the quayside unless you know somewhere else.’

The Tux is okay.’ I’ll order a taxi to pick us up.’ “Don’t worry I get a free one, I’m staff see.’

“Fine,’ what about your friend there; is she up for going to the Tux an aal because my mate Vic is looking for a date as well.’

“That can be arranged.’

“Great,’ then I’ll have the same again and get one for yersel.’

Alan chatted away as she poured the drinks, he found out that she was a university student and so was her friend they were working behind the bar of a weekend to subsidise their student fees.

“So what are you going to do once you graduate?’

“I want to teach maths.’

“Brainbox are you then said Alan.’

“No not really, but I was always good at maths at school.’

“What about your mate then?’

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