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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Once she came back with the bag her husband was already talking away to the child.

She set the bag down then went to get a towel to put down so that the suite would not get damaged. She brought a plastic dish in that she used for soaking smalls in then filled it with warm water and a little of the Johnson’s liquid soap from the bag then took the baby flannels an put one into the warm water.

“Well don’t just sit there take off the child’s clothes. I know it’s been a while but you haven’t forgotten how to change a baby have you.’

“Course not, have I Tom, Willie said playfully to the child. He chuckled away as Willie took off the romper suit and then the baby grow. “Wow you do smell a bit don’t you.

Using some baby wipes Willie cleaned the faeces from the babies bottom then washed it and then looked for a towel to dry him with. He expertly fitted the clean nappy on the child and then put on a clean vest and baby grow. “There you go Tom lad all clean again. Tom began blowing bubbles from his own saliva. Right dump that nappy in the bin then look after him until I get these clothes into the washing machine. The soiled nappy was sealed inside a plastic bag before being dumped into the pedal bin.

“Do you think he’s hungry Jude?’

He’ll know doubt tell us when he’s hungry said Judith as she set the washing machine away.

Willie looked at the birth certificate which told him that the child was his son’s. His full name was Thomas Alan Owen. Born in Preston hospital on the 7th July 1980. It had the father’s name as Alan Owen. And the mothers name as Susan Mulholland. He bounced the child on his knee. Willie felt contented that now he had what he’d always wanted. He had a grandson. Furthermore he was born on his birthday.

When the door opened Alan ran up the stairs.’

“Mam what the hell is that smell; it stinks in here.’ He went straight into his bedroom and grabbed a shirt for his mother to iron.’

Mam can you iron me shirt Vic and me are going to Ned’s shed tonight.’

His mother popped her head around the door as Alan was doing up a clean pair of trousers.’

“I wouldn’t bother if I were you said his mother.’

“Bother what.’

“You won’t be going anywhere tonight Alan.’

“Why not what’s happened?’

“You’d better go see who’s in the living room.’

“Mother what’s going on?’ Alan walked into the living room to see his father holding a baby.’

“Getting some practice in dad.’ Whose kid is it?’

“He’s yours.’

“Mine don’t be daft, I’ve got no kids.’

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