"An invasion of Privacy" tells the story of two boys Tom Taylor and Mickey Binks growing up in the middle 1950's. Mickey is the Elvis fan Tom is into James Dean. Tom is not interested in school and plays the wag most days. Mickey and Tom are inseparable and live in the same street. they leave school and Mickey takes on various labouring jobs, Works down on the quay; then as a coalman before getting a job on the Grainger market in Newcastle selling fruit and vegetables. Tom loves cooking and has helped his gran make bread, tarts and scones. he gets a job as an apprentice Baker and confectioner for Archer's bakery. read about their exploits as the two boys grow into men. If you remember what it was like growing up in the fifties then this is definitely one for you to read.


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going steady they were married in St Edward’s Church. The wedding was all paid for by the Masonic lodge and Tom was his best man. In 1965 Jeffery George Taylor started school and Michael’s wife was expecting twins.’

They live but a stones throw from each other and were regular visitors as Katherine and Shirley became very good friends. Katherine like Shirley was interested in archaeology and when Shirley invited Pat Devlin to come and stay they made plans to go diving in Greece the following year.

Alison met and married a Spanish hotel owner Romero Garcia in Benidorm where she now lives and works. She has two children and is very happy.’

Nancy Carter started going out with Rob Darby and they got engaged and plan to marry in the summer 1968. Taylor’s bakery is still managed by Liz Hopkins who like Tom has a great relationship with all of her staff. They have a Christmas party every year and Tom always turns up.

Who would have dreamt that the two ragamuffins from Liddell Street would end up successful businessmen?







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