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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“Certainly so you can report to Mrs Rutherford in the perfume department at 7.30am one week from today and she will run you through what you have to do.’ Is that alright with you?’

“That will be fine Mr Thorn.’

“Good we look forward to having you here on the team with us.’

Laura hadn’t asked what the wage was but she knew that it would be considerably more than the bakery job.’

She walked to the Haymarket then stood at the bus stop waiting for the bus to arrive; she was approached by a handsome looking man in a grey coloured suit.’

“Hello, have you been waiting long?’

No I’ve just arrived actually; do you know how often they run?’

“Every quarter of and hour I think, mind don’t quote me on that.’

“Do you work in Newcastle then?’

Yes, I’ve just be taken on by Marks and Spencer’s.’

“Classy place, I’m Albert Kinnear I work in the central library.’

“So you’re a librarian.’

“Yes, I’ve only been there five years. I started when I was sixteen after I finished grammar school.’

“Bit of a brain box then are you said Laura with a beaming smile.’

“Not exactly, but I’m not stupid.’ Do you live very far away?’

“Not exactly, I live in North Shields.’

“I live in North Shields too, I live with my parents in Pinetree Gardens. Do you know it?’

“Are they the houses that overlook the allotment Garden’s?’

“Yes my father keeps pigeons.’

“So does mine laughed Laura; actually it was how my mother and father met she used to make excuses so she could take her father some tea and sandwiches so she could see him.’

“I have no interest in pigeon’s but my brother John loves them. He and my father race them every weekend and that’s all that they talk about in our house.’

“My father is a very quiet man, my mother does all the bossing around in our house.’

“What’s your name by the way?’

“Laura; Laura Millsap.’

“Nice to meet you Laura; do you go out of an evening, maybe… you would like to come out with me sometime; to the pictures. I mean… you do like the pictures don’t you.’

“You don’t waste any time do you Albert.’

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