It’s 1937 and for sisters Lizzie and Milly Travis there’s nothing quite like the thrill of the funfair at New Brighton.
Amid the bright lights and whirling rides, Lizzie wins a lucky sixpence on a stall – as well as the heart of a handsome stallholder.
Ben McCluskey isn’t the type of man Lizzie’s respectable parents had in mind for her, nevertheless the young couple embark on a whirlwind romance.
Lizzie’s mother worries that history will repeat itself when Ben introduces her daughter to a world she never knew existed. And, as war looms, Milly realises that her sister’s luck can’t last for ever…