Mornington-By-Mere – (55) Fraternal Flirtations (Part 01)
Mornington-By-Mere was not just a quaint chocolate box English Village it was the beating heart of the Finchbottom Vale and there were a number of cottages and small houses on the Purplemere road and Dulcets Lane which formed the part of Mornington Village known as Manorside and the Walker family lived at number 4 Dulcet Mill Lane.
It was the house that 38 year old Angela was born in, which she now shared with her Purplemere born husband Norman and 19 year old daughter Andrea, and to the casual observer they were a happy family but all was not as it seems.
Norman was a successful Architect, in fact he was too successful, and that success kept him away from home more and more and as a result Angela was terribly lonely.
She had her daughter Andrea who she loved very much but she was overly protective to her because she was painfully shy.
Thankfully Angela had Dennis for support.
Dennis Thorpe was Norman Walker’s half-brother and he was a very gifted craftsman who among other things was a Model Engine Maker, as well as making rolling stock, buildings and infrastructure and had his own company in Purplemere called Railway Enthusiast.
But when the Mornington Estate exercised its option to purchase Mornington Field from the MOD it also acquired all the buildings and infrastructure on the airfield itself as well as 29 houses in the village formally used as quarters for military personnel.
Plans were immediately drawn up to optimize the newly acquired assets the moment the property was formally handed over on the 1st of June 2014.
The St George family were the guardians of the Mornington Estate, and the head of the family is Baron Gabriel St George, and his architect friend Scott Collier was tasked with designing appropriate conversions to maximize the potential returns and enhance the benefits to the village with new commercial premises that were set to open on Mornington Field in the following January and Railway Enthusiast moved to Block A on Mornington Field April 11th 2015.
At the same time Dennis moved into apartment 4 of Lancaster House, which was converted from the old Officers Mess and once he was living there he was on hand to give his sister in law Angela some support while at the same time alleviating her loneliness.
Norman Walker was almost 40 while half-brother Dennis was 2 years younger, the same age as Norman’s wife Angela.
There were two problems with the Walker family dynamic, firstly Norman was always away from home and the second was that Dennis fancied the pants off his half-brother’s neglected wife.
After he moved to the village Dennis often popped round to the Walker’s, evenings, weekends or on his days off, and at Norman’s request he was expected to go round when he was away to give Angela some company.
He looked forward to the time he spent in Manorside and she came to count the minutes until she saw him again.
However nothing ever happened between them other than mutual admiration, but it was only a matter of time before that changed.
Dennis had been living and working in Mornington for over a year when that time materialised.