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.


7. 7

“Is there only the two of you going?’

“No mam there’s six of us and 15 boys,

“What, he’s taking you on a date with a load of kids. Whose are they?’

They are cub scouts mam, Albert is a scout leader.’

 Albert is it, I see well that’s alright then at least he won’t get up to anything if there are 15 boys knocking about.’

Is he picking you up?’

“No,’ I have to be at the scout hut by eight o’clock tomorrow morning.’

“Alright you can go, but you’d better tell your father when he comes in.’

“Can I take something for a packed lunch? Albert says that we will be stopping off for a picnic.’

“It’s Albert this and Albert’s that already, what’s his surname?’

“Kinnear.’ His father keeps pigeons so he might know him.’

“Not another pigeon man Laura.’

“No mother Albert doesn’t like them.’

“Well that’s one good thing I like about him already. I don’t want you to be married off to some pigeon fancier.’ I mean look at me I never seen much of your father since we were wed. I don’t want you coming second place to some pigeon.’

“I won’t mam I promise.’ And don’t be marrying me off just yet. I’ve only just met Albert.’

It was way after eight thirty when Charlie returned from the garden he had a canvas bag full of fresh vegetables inside.’

“Where’s our Laura?’

She’s in her room, she’s had her dinner and gone to bed. Sit down I want to talk with you.’

“What’s up, Laura’s not in trouble at the bakery is she?’

“No,’ she got another job.

Another job, she works long enough at the bakery she can’t hold down two jobs.’

She won’t have two jobs Charlie, she’s got another job at Marks and Spencer’s.’

What our Laura landed a job at Marks and Sparks.’

“Wait until I tell the lads at work tomorrow.’

“Now don’t you be bragging to your mates about our Laura?’

“Why not I’m right proud of our Laura.’ The truth was Charlie never shut up about his daughter. She was the sun, the moon, and the earth to him. He talked more about her than his pigeons. From the day she was born, then taking her first steps and calling him daddy he told everyone. Charlie adored her. She could twist him round her little finger and she only had to ask and her father gave it to her. 

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