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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thick and fast and Jim and Rosina were inundated with calls. That day Dawn’s single was being played on Radio Caroline, a pirate radio station that played all the latest singles all over the world.

Returning home from the gym Dai and his could smell the broth as they walked down the road.’

“Well it certainly smells good said Dylan to his son as they took off their boots and entered the house.’

Gordon was busy preparing the salad and making a home made dressing with Dijon mustard, lemon Juice, and some balsamic vinegar. The lads washed up as Gordon fried off the prawns and the monk fish.

He had turned the tomatoes into roses for the women using his knife skills and lettuce and celery were used as the flower stalk and flower leaves; he neatly sliced radish to look like a budding rose. The seafood was placed at the side of the plate and served with the croutons. The dressing was placed so it looked like rain had fallen on the leaves. It was a work of art on a plate.

“This is marvellous said Alwen it’s a pity we have to eat it really.’

The men needed no prompting as they ate theirs. Is this fine dining as they call it in the restaurants?’

“It is what is expected in a restaurant, yes.’

“Well it is very nice said Dylan; I think you should have been a chef more than a lecturer Gordon.’

I’m afraid my salary would be decreased somewhat if I were a chef.’

I like to show off my cooking skills to my friends though.’

“Well if this is anything to go by the broth will be even better.’

“We could smell it as we were coming down the road couldn’t we Da’?’

“Oh yes boy, we could that.’

Alwen got out the large soup bowls that they were used to eating from and Gordon served up the thick broth with large chunks of gammon and the lap. He then cut the leek pudding and placed large pieces on the men’s plates and cut smaller ones for the ladies.

The men ate in silence and soon mopped up the bowl with the leek pudding.

There is plenty more in the pot if you would like some said Gordon.’

“I think I will said Dylan this is very good. You will have to leave our Alwen the recipe.

“I have been watching Gordon all mornin’ and I know what to do sure enough.’

Both the men helped themselves to another bowl of soup.

Gordon took mam and I out this afternoon didn’t you.’

“We showed Gordon around Llandudno and we went on the cable car; he even bought us lunch as well.’

“Thank you Gordon for this lovely meal and for looking after my wife and daughter.’

“It was a pleasure Dylan.’ It is the least I could do since you have made me welcome in your home.’

“All the same I want you to know that it is appreciated.’

“Well I have enjoyed myself here I can tell you that; I hope Dai can bring home that world championship belt.’

Tracey and I will be leaving in the morning to get back; I have a lecture tomorrow night.’ So I need to be leaving here pretty early I’m afraid. It will be a seven hour drive.

“Well I can drive us out of Wales Gordon as I know the quickest routes.’

“As long as we save time I’m all for it.’

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