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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The top shelf had fresh salad inside.

There is enough food to feed an army here Alice.

“You finish making the tea I’m going to ring our granddaughter and thank her.’


When the phone rang Rosina answered and asked who was speaking.

“It’s Alice Reid; could I speak with my grand daughter Dawn please.’

“Ah Alice hold on I will go and fetch her for you.’

“Rosina went up to the studio and told dawn who stopped what she was doing and ran down to the phone.’

“Hello Gran is that you?’

“Yes sweetheart it is, Alice was crying as she spoke. Dawn this is beautiful it really is your grandfather and I are over the moon with it.’

“I’m glad that you both like it gran;

Hold on your granddad wants a word.’

Brian’s voice was choked with emotion as he said; Dawn I’m sorry for all the nasty things I said I shouldn’t have said all those things.’

“It’s alright Granddad it really is.’ I hope that you and gran will be happy living there.’

“It’s a palace Dawn it really is.’

“Well it’s your palace Granddad; and you and gran are King and Queen’

“Thank you love.’

“I will call in on Monday alright?’

“Yes, come to tea all of you; Jim as well.’

Thanks’ Granddad.’

“Aye lass, a new start for all of us that’s what you have done.’

“See you on Monday then say bye to gran for me. “ I love you both so much.’

Brian had to hand the phone to Alice as the tears were rolling down his cheeks.

Bye for now love see you soon.’

Alice hung up then went to pour Brian a cup of tea she placed it on a tray then took it into the conservatory where they sat together on the sofa in their together looking out onto the garden.


“They love the bungalow Rosina and they want us all to come to tea next Monday.’

They even want daddy to come.’

“Did I hear my name mentioned said Jim as he came into the kitchen?’

“Yes we are invited for tea down at gran’s house, are you going to come?’

“Yes, ‘I don’t see why not.’

 “It seems as though we are making some progress not only with the family but with the album as well.’

“Have you written another one daddy?’

“One I’ve written four this afternoon and I have tunes for them as well.’

Fantastic darling said Rosina.’

“Why don’t we all take a break tonight and go for a meal.’

“I will ring papa and tell him we come to dinner since we never got to go the other night.’

“Okay we all can get washed and changed and ready to leave in half an hour.’

Rosina rang her father to tell him that they were coming to dinner and that they would be there in the next hour.’

“I make special pasta and pizza then.’

“Ciao papa.’

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