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.


8. 8

“Have you drunk yours already, Gan canny will you Heather its strong stuff you know.’

“Heather got up then walked to the door where the lads had gone in then the door opened and she went inside.



“Who’s got the Voddie then said Heather as she looked around the room. Barry Smith looked at Heather as he tuned up his guitar.

“You’re a tall one aren’t you; did you fall asleep in a green house?’

“Leave her be said Jim as he took out the bottle and passed it to heather and winked.

Heather put it into her bag then asked how long it would be before they would be on stage. “About fifteen minutes Heather.’

Right then we will see you out there then.’ she opened the door looked out to see if Anyone was watching then slipped out back to her table.

“Where’ve you been?’

“Just to get this; she took out the bottle and poured the glasses up half way then added lemonade. She screwed the top back on the bottle which only had a third left now back into her bag then took another gulp from her glass.

Noddy’s Purple Train finished with “Breathless by Jerry Lee Lewis which had the place rockin.’ The crowd gave them a generous round of applause as they left the stage after introducing “The Dune Tunes.’ Barry Smith broke into “Chantilly Lace’

Which had everyone joining in the chorus?’ Spotty and fatty were up dancing with a couple of dogs that they had obviously charmed or were desperate for male company.

“I never thought they’d score tonight I mean Christ have you seen him his face looks like a dart board its got that many holes in it from squeezed spots.’

”What about Matty he fell asleep in a pie factory.’

“You are awful you two said Heather; it’s not there fault you know.’

“Of course it is Heather; one needs a good wash with soap and water and the other needs to close his gob more often.’

“I would hate to think that you two were calling me behind my back.’

“We wouldn’t do that Heather would we Sally; we’d tell you to your face.’

Irene burst into giggles which started Sally off.’

“Well it wasn’t me who smelled of kippers tonight; so it must have been you two the bus conductor was on about.’

That’s a bit strong Heather I thought that we were friends.’

“Yes,’ well people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.’

“Sorry Heather it’s the drink talking; pour us another will you before they come off stage and ask for their bottle back.

Heather refilled the glasses then used the last bottle of lemonade to top them up.

The lads on stage went into an Everly Brothers song “Cathy’s Clown.’

“Hey these are good said Sally aren’t they?’

“Aye; they are better than the other group I think.’

They did a couple of Skiffle numbers by Lonnie Donnegan then finished the set with “Poetry in motion.’

They took their guitars back into the room then came back out again.’

“Sorry said Heather to Jim as she told him that they’d drunk all the vodka.’

“That’s alright; do you fancy getting out of here and going back to my place for a drink?’

“Sounds good to me said Irene.’

“What time is it I don’t want to be late getting back?’

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