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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“He met these two girls last night.’

That man will never learn; he reminds me of my brother Colin. Cut from the same cloth them two.’

“Mother” I’m sure Michael doesn’t want to hear about my Uncle Colin or our Alan’s private life said Evelyn who had tied her hair up and she looked stunning in a pair of stone washed Wrangler Jeans a pair of black boots and a dark blue silk blouse.’

“Are we ready to go then Michael said Evelyn?’

“Yes, ‘I’m ready when you are.’ Evelyn walked down the passage and her neat hips moved from side to side as she went down the stairs without holding onto the rail. At the bottom she opened the door and Michael had parked the car outside.

“Now then where are we going to start asked Michael as he unlocked the boot and then handed Evelyn four boxes of food?’

“How many boxes are there? There’s over forty I think could be more. Right we will give to the ones most in need. Follow me. Michael carried eight boxes and his head just peered over the top so he could see Evelyn as she walked into her own path. Two girls were playing mud pies in the garden as Evelyn stopped to ask if their mother was in.

“Do you want me to get my mam said Roselyn Adams who was about five years old?’

Yes Rose, and could you Tilly knock on Mrs Benson’s house for me as well. The two girls hurried off and Marjorie Adams came to the door.’

Hello Evelyn, what can I do for you love?

“You can take one of these boxes off me Marjorie. There’s some food in there for you and the kids to eat.’

“Where did you get it from?’

 “Well this gentleman is Michael Clément’s he’s the British light heavyweight contender and he won last night and there was a party with enough food to feed an army so we thought it would be nice to share it with my friends in the street please take a box. Marjorie thanked both Michael and Evelyn.

Mrs Benson took a box then banged on the window of the next house. Mrs Hodges popped her head out and Cissy Benson told her that Evelyn was giving away free food. It wasn’t long before others came up and Evelyn and Michael gave them all a box of food each. The two girls then ran to the next path and told them and before long there was a queue outside Michael’s car as mothers came looking for a free meal to feed their children. Soon the food was all gone and Michael and Evelyn felt bad because women from the next street came asking for food and there was none left.

I’m really sorry said Michael as he and Evelyn got into the car and had to drive away because they were so upset at not being able to feed everyone.’

“Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea said Michael.’

“Don’t say that Michael,’ forty two families now have something to feed their kids with, whereas they would have had nothing otherwise.’

 “I was nearly in tears when all the women kept on kissing my hand and saying God Bless.’

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