The stories included in this prequel to "the Drustone" relate the fictional misadventures of three young boys living in Northern England in the years just after the end of the Second World War.
Throughout the stories, I have identified the boys by their nicknames, as is the custom in England. Readers of "The Drustone" will be familiar with these strange monikers but here is the background for new readers.
P.C. is the abbreviation for a police constable, and P.C. had the misfortune to be christened Peter Constable.
Rev is the nickname of John Baird. Once, when asked in class what he would like to be when he grew up, he responded, a vicar. Asked why, he replied that he wanted to be called Reverend - hence the nickname.
Henry, christened Henry Wilcox, was never nicknamed. Henry just seemed to fit.
You will find that Henry's Uncle Steve initiates many of the scrapes and embarrassing situations that the boys endure. This character is based on my own favourite Uncle, Steve Dover, a compulsive practical joker, who sadly passed away on March 17th. 2008. This book is dedicated to his memory.