The New Tynesiders - Little Town - Book 2

"The New Tynesiders" follows the story of Akan Badoe; a Ghanaian immigrant who comes to settle in the North East along with many other ethnic groups. His struggle for acceptance in a racially bigoted Britain are documented. The story also follows young Jimmy Connors Hepple the boy from the "Little Town" story who is adopted by an eminent surgeon and his wife after a tragic accident where both his parents are killed in a gas explosion.
Jimmy meets Sydney a young black boy and they become friends. Jimmy the adventurer wants to work in the Arctic like his hero Sir Robert Falcon Scott. Sydney a doctor. The story takes you on a journey through the boys childhood into adulthood where colour, creed,or religion have no boundaries. The New Tynesiders will take you back from 1948- 1966.

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Back at home there had been a massive crash on the coast road involving a delivery truck and a petrol tanker. Both had overturned and there was a battle to rescue the injured men inside before the petrol in the tanker exploded. The fire services were there pretty quickly and were dowsing the road with non flammable liquid. Once they had got the two drivers and one passenger out and taken by ambulance to Preston Hospital a crane lifted the petrol tanker onto a waiting pick up truck. Then the crane got the lorry upright; where it was then moved to a safe position.

The entire coast road had to be blocked off until the road was made safe again. A team of some twenty police cars had the road leading to Billy Mill cordoned off their blue lights flashed and policemen diverted traffic.

At the hospital Doctor Michael Connors and his team had been alerted and were ready in theatre when the first man was brought in. They did a scan on the injured man who had a deep laceration to his head and would probably lose the sight in one eye with the flying glass.

The passenger of the delivery truck had died on his way to hospital; the other was critical. Two teams were working together in order to try to save the lives of the injured men. One of the men had suffered a heart attack at the wheel and had careered into the delivery truck. The crash team were working on him as Doctor Connors dealt with the internal bleeding.

He had to drain the patient’s lungs that were stopping him from breathing.

It took eight hours of surgery before the men were then transferred to the intensive care unit.

Michael was shattered when he got in late that evening. He told his wife what had happened as he ate his dinner.

“Have you heard from jimmy yet?

“No love and it’s been nearly a month now. It’s unlike him not to send us mail.

“The weather may be bad and the post may not be getting out Pat.”

“Yes, you are right; I never thought about the weather out there.”

“You never know you might get a letter tomorrow darling. Michael got up then placed his plate into the sink.

“I’m going to have a good hot shower Pat, my neck is aching something terrible.

“I’ve got some Deep Heat cream if you would like me to rub it on.”

“I don’t think so, it stinks the place out.”

Michael walked up the stairs then went to the bathroom.

He undressed then got into the shower he allowed the hot water caress the back of his neck. Just then his wife opened the shower door and stepped inside.

“I thought you might need some help scrubbing your back.”

 

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