Whilst John struggles to maintain his farm there are changes in the village. Nurse Joy Dangerfield arrives, to give family planning advice to the likes of Norma Hankin, whilst Hankin opens a dance hall. His son Gilbert escorts factory worker Agnes, the former mistress of Bairstow, who has had her sacked and the two men fight on the dance floor. Bairstow also recognizes that Edmund is a homosexual and makes subtle digs, upsetting Edmund's lover, Robert and causing them to break-up. Bill Gibby persuades Grace to join his Sunday cycling club and she is impressed by his commitment to socialism though her husband disapproves of the friendship. Martha returns to teaching, Bert wrongly assuming that she has sent him a love letter, which in fact came from station master's daughter Phoebe Rundle, who encourages his talent for photography.
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