England, 1959, is teetering on the edge of massive social change. While their friends tackle the Costa Brava for the first time, the Singleton family head off for their week in Blackpool - a holiday shadowed by mistrust, uncertainty and doubt. Jack, mill foreman, is hiding a war-time secret that threatens to destroy his marriage. Ruth, iron-willed matriarch and strict guardian, is faced with the realization that her family is growing apart. Helen, a restless teenager struggling under her mother's rules, has made a new friend her parents disapprove of - with good reason. And seven-year-old Beth, just out of hospital, is learning to forge her own path - after a chance meeting with Tiger Woman from the Palace of Strange Girls . . .
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