1 A woman with a menagerie of animals - Cat, dogs, parrots, chicken and a snake.
2 Single Mum with a young son and a Lodger.
3 Young couple with a new baby that won’t sleep.
4 A Couple in their 80’s with a 50-year-old son still living with them. The father has had a hip replacement and can’t walk.
5 Couple with twin school age daughters. The Husband has an unusual hobby.
6 Husband and wife in their 60’s. The husband is caretaker for the church. The wife is the organist.
7 A family of four.Husband, Wife and two children who are moving to Australia
8 A Couple in their 60’s. The Husband has just retired
9 4 people house sharing - possibly squatters
10 Widower lived in house for 50 years. He is a hoarder
11 A family of six.Father, Stepmother and 2 children from each marriage
12 A Husband and Wife. The Husband is a musician. The wife a Singer
13 Family of Immigrants. Mum, Dad, Son in 30’s, daughter in 20’s and a Grandma(-Dad’s mother) who refuses to learn English
14 A husband and wife in their late 50’s who run a small bed and breakfast from their house.
The Inkspot Avenue Theme was inspired by John Lancaster's book 'Capital.' Inkspotters were allocated house numbers and residents, and tasked with writing a short story or poem about them. They could also include/involve their neighbours if they wished.
All the residents of Inkspot Avenue are shown in the table below. Stories included in the anthology are highlighted.