The Netmaker

"The Netmaker" the story follows four families who are all linked in some way to the Wilkinsons Lemonade Factory that was bombed during WW2. This is a tribute to the 107 people who lost their lives on 3rd May 1941


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“Ever the gentlemen aren’t you.’

“Some girl would be lucky to have you.’

“I.. er I haven’t got a girl.’

“Why not, you are a very handsome lad.’


“Would you like to stay for dinner Miss Miller asked Sam; I’ve made a steak and kidney pie, potatoes, carrots, and peas.’

“How could I refuse such a wonderful meal?’

“Please take of your coat Nancy; I will hang it up for you.’

Tom took her coat as Sam served up the food and Tom made Nancy a cup of tea.’

“Where did you learn to cook Sam, this is delicious?’

“I leant at school and with the help of Mrs Beaton’s cook book.’

“I wish that I could cook as well as you.’

“Thank you.’

Sam, Nancy, and Tom chatted away until it was six thirty then Nancy said she would have to go.

“Thank you so much for dinner; you will have to come to my house where I can return the compliment.’

“That would be nice I’m sure said Tom.’

 “Well then, I will see you tomorrow morning.’

“Here,’ don’t forget your fish.’

“I’ve wrapped it well for you and there’s enough to give your parents some too.’

“Tom Richardson you are so kind that is lovely thank you she leaned in and kissed him gently on his lips then walked to the gate.

“Wow! Said Sam; I think you just scored wor kid.’

Nancy did a U turn then smiled as she pulled away then turned up towards the Quadrant.

“Tom.’ I’m going to the pictures tonight with Eric and Phil its okay isn’t it?’

“Yes, but wash up before you go will you I’m knackered.’

Sam ran the hot tap and filled the sink then added some soap flakes to wash the dishes.

Then he took out his jeans and black shoes from the wardrobe and put them on

There was a clean tee shirt in his draw so he put it on then his black jacket.

“Right wor kid I’m off. We need some washing done if you could put the washer on later. I will put them through the mangle when I come back and hang them over the fire to dry.

“I will be out tomorrow morning early mind said Tom.’

“Where you gannin’ like?’

“Fishing wi Nancy.’

“What doon the fish quay.’

“No silly,’ fresh water fishing in Yorkshire. Don’t expect me back for tea.’

“I’m gannin’ doon to see Jackie the caretaker of wor school and I’m havin’ me dinner there so diven’t worry aboot me.’

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