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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“That you Harry said his mother.’

“Did you enjoy your dinner?’

“Yes, I’m taking her fishing down in Rippon in the morning so I’m off to bed.

Harry kissed his mother then went to his room.


Harry was up before his alarm went off he got all of his Fishing equipment ready and placed them down at the bottom of the passage. He took out of the fridge his luncheon meat ant cut it into cubes and put it into a Tupperware container. Then opened three tins of sweet corn and mixed it with some other ground bait in a large bucket with a lid on it. Finally he went down stairs and into the old coal house that was now cleaned out and painted. Harry had installed shelving and his Maggots were sitting neatly on the shelves. He took them out and checked them to see if they were still lively in the plastic containers with several holes on the top. Finally he had a fresh packet shrimp boilies that would be placed on a hair rig. Harry was leaving nothing to chance, he wanted to give Susan every chance to catch her first carp. He left the bait in a cool bag specially designed by sheakspear. He neatly placed everything into the bag then put them on the front step. He went back into the coal house and found his tackle box and the two fold away seats, his unhooking mat and his bivvy. They were placed with the rest. Harry went back upstairs where he washed, shaved and then put on his green camouflage tee shirt and green army jumper over his waterproof bottoms that were worn by all the top fresh water fishing enthusiasts that had two big pockets on the side. They held a pair of nail clippers for snipping line his wallet and his fishing licence. Harry checked then re- checked all of his equipment and ticked off as he went. He made a large thermos of coffee. Then took out six Vale of Mau brae pork pies, some chocolate bars and they went into the food bag. Harry was well organised, he left nothing to chance. He heard the car pull up outside and Harry looked out of the window to see Susan he rushed down with Bags then opened the door.

Hi he whispered trying not to make a noise for the neighbours and his own parents who were sleeping.

They packed the tackle away first then the bait was placed on the left and the food on the right side of the back seat. The rod bag had to stick out of his open window as the car wasn’t big enough.

Susan looked the part, she was wearing her hiking pants and boots with a thick woollen jumper.

“Are we ready then said Susan as she started the car and headed for Newcastle?’

“I’ve worked out the quickest route for us, if we take the A168 once we get to Durham, we can then take the Al/B6265. It means we can get there in about one hour and twenty minutes.’

“Clever lass.’

“I’ve made some sandwiches out of the cold cuts of beef and pork that was left over from last night. I even baked us some fresh buns last night before I went to bed.’

“Nice.’ It must have been quite late when you got to bed then.’

“Not really it doesn’t take long to bake buns as the mix was ready for the restaurant. We make it and let it prove overnight. It only takes about twenty five minutes to bake.’ I was in bed at twelve thirty.’

“Mind you I might have a little sleep this afternoon whilst you are fishing.’

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