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 have good and bad days you know, but Ralph and Pat have been there for me through out.’

“They are Dawn’s God parents you know.’

“How sweet.’

Gordon refilled Tracey’s glass before asking her if she was seeing anyone now.’

“No, I’m young free and single as they say.’ Don’t get me wrong I have plenty of offers but I haven’t met anyone that I like enough. Most lads my age are too daft to hold a sensible conversation with and I don’t mean that you are old or anything Gordon but I find talking with older men more stimulating.’

Well at least I’m good for something. Tell me what do you like to do in your spare time?’

“I’m a true Welch lass really; I like the countryside and home cooking.’

“Well so do I maybe we could take a walk in the Lake District sometime?’

“I would love that; just say when?’

“I hope that you don’t think me forward or anything Tracey but what are you doing tomorrow?’

Tracey smiled, and said I would love to come with you tomorrow.’

“Can I pick you up around eight tomorrow morning?’

“Yes that would be fine. Tracey went into her bag and took out a pen and a small notepad and wrote down her address and her phone number.’

“Thank you.’

“You are welcome; I look forward to getting out as it is no fun on your own is it?’

Yes, I agree.’

“How are you too getting along then asked Pat?’

“He is a lovely man said Tracey; we are going to the countryside tomorrow do you want to come.’

I would said Pat, but work commitments you know how it is.’

“Yes it’s very rare I get time to myself said Gordon I’m always marking at this time of year you know dissertations etc.’

“All work and no play you know said Ralph.’

“Yes I know; but I’m dedicated to my work.’

“Live a little Gordon it will do you the world of good.’

“More wine anyone asked Gordon?’

“My shout I think; I will help you said Gordon as he followed Ralph to the bar.

Well what do you think of your nice piece of Welch rarebit then?’

“She is very charming I must say and very pretty to boot.’

“I think she will be good for you Gordon.’

She’s younger than me though; I don’t want to make a fool of myself.’

I told you she likes the older man. Her last one was older than you so don’t worry.’

“Really; I thought…

“No; he was forty five, he didn’t want children or to get married.’

“But I can’t have children.’

“Ah but you have a daughter don’t forget.’

“Yes I do.’

“That might appeal to her you know.’

“I never thought of that.’

“Forty five was he, I feel like a teenager again.’


Pat waited until the men had gone to the bar and asked Tracey what she thought of Gordon.’

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