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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They stopped off at a motorway café where Michael and Pat had a cup of strong coffee each then Pat took over the driving until they reached Heathrow Airport

Looking out Jimmy was amazed at the size of the jumbo jet that would take them across the Atlantic Ocean. Once the checked in and their luggage put on the conveyor belt they hit the shops. Now said Michael what are you going to buy Grandma and Granddad?

“I don’t really know dad will you help me?

“Yes of course let’s see they walked around until Jimmy saw some whiskey.”

“What about this dad; picking up a litre bottle of Irish whiskey”

“Yes that is something Granddad would like and can we get him some cigars too?

Now what about Grandma?

“We could get her a nice necklace or some perfume don’t you think dad?

Okay go and choose some.

Jimmy picked up several of the sample bottles until he found a bottle that he liked.

Channel Number Five; good choice son.

He showed his boarding pass to the cashier then she processed and bagged up his gifts then sealed the handles with tape and a receipt.

“Thank you Sir; have a pleasant flight.

Jimmy went into another shop and picked up two base ball caps and took out his savings and paid for them.

“Here Sydney here is a hat for you.

“Oh thanks Jimmy said Sydney as they both put them on.

“Look mam we look like Americans now don’t we?

“You most certainly do where did you get them from?

 “I bought them with my savings they were only five shillings each.”

“That was nice of you to buy Sydney one as well.”

“When they had been round all the shops Jimmy got his eye on a watch in the jewellers.

“Wow dad look at this Michael walked over and saw Jimmy looking at the watch.

It’s like your watch dad isn’t it.

Yes; I bought mine from here the last time we went to see Grandma and Granddad.

“Come on let’s try it on.”

No dad it’s alright; Sydney hasn’t got a watch so I don’t want one.”

“Sydney; would you come over here a moment?

Sydney walked over as Michael asked to see the boys’ watches there were two Timex “Watches that looked the same except one had a black strap the other brown.”

“Okay please choose which one you would like.”

“I like the black one said Sydney; but if you want that one I will have the brown one.”

“No you shall have the black leather strap and I shall have the brown one like my dads. “Can we wear them now Doctor Connors?

 

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