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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Where the plane arrived in Antarctica on the first Friday since there arrival a week to the day Jeff hurried out to see Peter Wilson the pilot who had brought them out but instead he was met by a woman pilot the New Zealander introduced her self as Jennifer Marsh.

“What happened to Peter asked Jeff?

“He got another job with better money so your stuck with me I’m afraid.”

“Right said Jeff as he began to unload the supplies.

“How long are you here for asked Jennifer?

“Six months; I’m researching fossils rocks and plants.

“You look more like you should be on a rugby team to me?

“Jeff smiled at her then said actually I do play rugby. I play for Leeds Rhino’s.

“Oh yeah said Jennifer, what position do you play?

“I’m a forward.”

“I’m a big rugby fan said Jennifer; I go to watch Wellington Lions and the all blacks as well.”

Jeff grabbed another crate and set it down on the ice; then said I would like to go to a rugby match with you sometime.”

“That would be cool said Jennifer; does this mean you are asking me on a date, said the smiling pilot?

“I guess I am said Jeff.”

“Okay said Jennifer the first match when you are free I will pick you up.”

“No time like the present hang on five minutes I will tell the lads.”

“Jeff ran back to the cabin and asked if he could have a couple of days off to go into Wellington.

Martyn asked why. Well I have just asked the pilot out on a date.

“What you asked Peter on a date?

“No you numpty, it’s a woman called Jennifer Marsh she’s only a massive rugby fan.

“Alright but I want you back by tomorrow evening understand?

“Thanks Martyn.”

Jeff ran to his room packed his Leeds rugby top and a clean shirt and jeans a pair of trainers, passport, toiletries and his wallet; then ran out to the plane.

“It look’s like we are going on a date Miss Marsh.”

“Come up front with me and we can get acquainted. I want to know all about your rugby team.”

Jeff sat his massive frame in the cockpit and Jennifer felt the muscles in his biceps that were bulging under his coat.

“Wow! You are a big fella’ aren’t you?

“Jeff smiled as Jennifer set the plane down the run way.



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