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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 As the morning broke on the day of Laura’s wedding he mother busied herself making breakfast for her husband and Laura. They only had four hours in which to dress and get to the church for twelve o’clock. Laura had said that she wasn’t hungry when she’d first woken from a restless night’s sleep. She’d had a bath then put on her terry towelling robe before coming down stairs. The smell of bacon permeated the kitchen as her father sat eating a full English breakfast.

“Morning sweetheart, well the big day has arrived; how are you feeling?’

“Very nervous dad.’

“I was scared out of my wits too on the morning of my wedding said her mother coldly.’ The fear of the unexpected.’

“Did you get cold feet mother.’

“Yes, I did on the way to church. My father told me that I didn’t have to go through with it and that I could turn the car around and go back home again.’ It is a big undertaking for anyone especially a woman.’

I’m pleased that your mother didn’t turn back; we’ve have had twenty three happy years together.’

“That’s only your opinion.’

“Now you are going to take those self and same steps.’

“I will ask you the same question Elizabeth’s father asked. “Are you sure of this; because it’s not too late you know?’ 

“I know what I want dad, I want to marry Albert.’

“Here love, sit down and have a cup of tea it will settle your nerves.’

Laura’s mother poured out the tea there was a knock at the door and Charlie went to answer it. Standing outside was a delivery man from Interflora. He handed over twenty five red roses with a card attached.

Charlie thanked the man who got back into his van and drove away. Then Sharon turner and Simone Bainbridge turned up in a taxi they had there Rose pink dresses and silver coloured shoes in a bag as they walked into the house.’

Hi Laura said the girls as they hung up their dresses ready to put on. We’ve come to do your hair for you. Sharon’s a hair dresser you know; she’s set my hair for me do you like it?’ Laura had recently got her haircut in a style that Linda Thorson had made famous on the TV programme “The Avengers. Why don’t you have a cup of tea first said Laura as her father brought in the roses and he handed them over to Laura who took out the card and read it out loud: “I can’t wait to marry you Laura; I love you. See you in church Albert X.

“Isn’t that so romantic said the two girls.’

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