This page has been added, by popular demand, to show many of the people and places that feature in the Billy Hopkins series of books.


The real Kate

The real Tommy



Billy, as a kid

Taken from the above photo



© Paul Yaffe, 1988

Billy, aged 19

Billy & Laura (Wilf & Clara) 1988



Billy’s brother, Jim

Pauline (Helen in real life), Mam & Flo (Kitty)



Les in the books; Alf in real life

Les (Alf) at Butlins



Billy, Laura & their young family as they prepare to leave Kenya

Laura and the two youngest, back in the UK



Collyhurst Buildings

The 77 Steps leading to Barney’s




Photograph © Paul J. Hopkins



Billy’s Final Official Photograph