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Smart Arts Plus, run by Paul J. Hopkins (Billy & Laura’s 5th child) showing his latest photographic creations to date.  Most photos are available to purchase as prints, posters or greeting cards, via a secure site.

Paul also created, maintains and hosts this, BillysBooks, website.


Billy’s & Laura’s 1st child, Dr. Stephen Hopkins spent many years as a musician with the occasional foray into plumbing as a first career whilst he currently works as a research physicist, on a perennial post-doc, at Durham University cooling atoms with lasers. He also has a third spare-time career as a self-styled fountaineer, designing and manufacturing innovative illuminated water features.




Only daughter of Billy & Laura and highly successful teenage author, Cathy Hopkins.  Author of the various teen series, including ‘Mates, Dates’; ‘Truth, Dare, Kiss, Promise’; ‘Zodiac Girls’; Cinnamon Girls’; ‘Million Dollar Mates’; not forgetting the ‘Dead Dudes’ books and now her latest book, ‘The Kicking The Bucket List’.




Bill Keeth lives in Middleton, Greater Manchester. He has lived in and around north Manchester all his life and worked for many years in Manchester schools. His debut novel, Every Street in Manchester was shortlisted for the Portico Literary Prize. A contemporaneous sequel, Manchester Kiss was published a year later.