Deirdre feels lonely with only Tracy to talk to. The factory girls look forward to their Christmas Club money payout. Karen Barnes confirms to Ken that her husband Dave is in Risley. Albert accuses her of taking Ken for a ride. She wants to learn to write so she can send letters to Dave. Deirdre is upset when Ray rings to speak to Tracy. Club treasurer Eileen Tibson doesn't return from getting the £300 out of the bank. Ida, Ivy and Vera worry. Deirdre asks Len for more time to decide whether or not to return to work. Ivy calls on Eileen's house and finds she's disappeared with her kids and the Club money. The girls can't believe it.