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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“Well make sure you buy them from us.’ I will give you my discount card to use.’

“You have a discount card?’

Yes,’ it’s for staff members only but I can choose you the clothes I would like to see you in.’

 Albert excused himself then went back into the foyer and asked the usher if he could order a taxi to pick them up.

“There’s a phone over there sir.’

Albert picked up the phone and dialled a number from the list of cards there was placed on the wall.

“Hello taxi; yes could you pick me up from outside the Odeon please.’ Ten minutes; that will be fine we’ll be inside waiting.’

Albert went to the window and banged on the glass but Laura didn’t turn around even though she’d heard Albert banging away. Eventually he came outside and held the door for her and asked her to come inside. Laura sat on one of the plush red seats in the foyer whilst the usher eyed her. He thought to himself that she was a classy bird and way out of this young lad’s league.’

“When the taxi driver came again it was Albert who jumped up and opened the door for her as she uncrossed her legs in her stiletto heeled shoes and strolled to the door like the queen of Sheba.

The taxi driver looked her up and down and he even opened the back door for her as she got inside gracefully she pulled down her skirt as the driver gazed upon her thighs in the 15 denier light tanned stockings. She placed the clutch bag that she was carrying upon her knees staring out of the window knowing that the driver was eying her up.

“Where to Miss asked the driver dismissing Albert as if he was some hired hand.’

“Can you drop this gentleman on Wallsend Road then take me to Kenton Road in New York please.’

“Is the taxi not taking me home asked Albert?’

“No, you don’t mind if he just drops you there do you?’

“I guess not Albert relented as he sat in the front and the driver eyed her in the mirror.’

The taxi driver switched on his meter and Albert watched it as it clicked over and over.’

The driver could literally see beads of perspiration on the forehead of Albert as the taxi fare reached ten shillings and sixpence. He thought to himself that this guy would not be leaving him a tip so he put his foot down on the accelerator which made the meter click over even faster. It was a trick that taxi drivers did to bump up the fare. The taxi sped along the coast road turning at Formica and down Norham Road past the Percy Main Club turning left then stopping outside of the Meadow Dairy.  Albert ordered him to stop and he waited for the fare. Albert turned to Laura and asked what she was doing tomorrow.

“I have work Albert,’

“I meant after work.’

 “I’ve been invited out.’

“Sunday then.’

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