Breaking the chain

Heather Reid a sixteen year old girl is found collapsed in Howdon - she has run away from her home on West Percy road North Shields, because she is pregnant. She is taken to Willington Quay Maternity hospital where upon she gives birth to a baby Girl that she names Dawn because the dawn was breaking when she was giving birth. After complications set in Heather dies of Toxaemia and her father will not bring up a bastard child. Dawn is adopted by two university lecturers - follow her story as her real father seeks her out and a court battle ensues. this is a tragic story that will have you reading until the end.


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“Well I like to go with my mother and father to France and Italy on the cooking courses and to take photographs of wild animals.’

“We could go to Africa on a safari and take lots of photos of wild animals.

“That would be nice.’

“Well I will see if the courts will allow me to take you first.’

Jim put on his Wellingtons inside the car before stepping out and he held out his hand and Dawn took it. He ran like the wind towards the waltzer and got on the ride. Around and around it went and Dawn loved it. Then they went on the big dipper and the Helter Skelter. He took her inside the Ghost House then onto the Dodgems where he let her drive. Then they ate a hot dog and a burger together and drank coke from a can.

“In America I went to the Disney Park in Florida; it was fantastic.’

“Did you really?’

“Yes, I lived in Los Angels for nearly two years.’

They found a stretch of dry grass and they sat down in the sunshine whilst Jim told her how he and Dawns mother met and about his band.’

“Are you rich then asked Dawn.’

“I was at one time but not so much now.’

“I mean I’m not poor but I don’t have the millions that I once had.’

“You were a multimillionaire?’

“Yes but money isn’t every thing Dawn if you’re not happy.’

“I wasn’t happy for a long time after your mother died.’

“Why didn’t you come for me when you had money to do so?’

“Because I didn’t know where you were. I tried to find you I really did; but every where we looked drew a blank.’

“How did you find me then?’

“I was looking over at this guy who was reading the paper and I saw your photo. You were the double of your mother.’

He went into his pocket and took out a blown up copy of the photo Heather had given him. “You can keep this one as I have one at home.’

Dawn took it and looked at her mother for the first time.’ Thank you.’

“She was very young wasn’t she?’

Yes, we both were; she was very pretty you know and was tall for her age as well.

“Where did she live?’

Heather lived on West Percy Road in North Shields with her mother and father; they were poor and your mother worked on The Fish Quay.’

“What did she do there?’

 “She worked in a kipper house.’

“I’ve never eaten a kipper before what are they like?’

“Well tomorrow I will take you down onto the quayside and show you where your mother worked if you like then we can go and try a kipper in the café.’

“I would really love that Jim thank you.’

“Well I had better be getting you back home or I will get wrong off the judge.

“I wish that we had longer,’

“Give me a month and you will be sick of the sight of me.’

They walked back to the limo and took off their wellingtons then put on their shoes. Here I will put these in the back of the boot for tomorrow. ‘

“Will we need them?’

“Yes, when we go along to the fish quay sands.’


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