Glasgow 1949: 18 Dalbeattie Street, Maryhill, is a typical tenement close. The residents of the twelve flats, with one exception, are a tight-knit community. Watching over everyone is the matriarch – Granny Thompson. Their world is not perfect: there is poverty, bigotry, heartbreak and lies. But there is a great strength of spirit aided and abetted by the residents’ tears of laughter. This is the story of Glasgow in the 40’s and 50’s.