It's 1960. Rodney is a babe in arms, Reg is still drawing the dole and hard-working Joan is struggling to keep the family afloat after losing her jobs. A 16-year-old Del has left school and is exploring employment opportunities. When he is advised that slipping an engagement ring on a girls finger can open up a whole new world of lustful opportunity, he manages to get himself engaged to half of Peckham. But will any of his engagements lead to a trip up the aisle?