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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He showed the letter to Alwen and then to Dai.’

“Wow Da’ now you can retire from working down that mine.’

“I cannot believe that my son in law would do this for me.’

“I will help you too Da’ said Dai as he patted his father on the shoulder.’

“There were tears in Dylan’s eyes and Alwen gave him a tissue to wipe them.’




 Christmas 1978

The family gathered together as they had done every year since they had got married in Gordon’s house it was a big occasion as Gordon did all the cooking. Tracey prepared the table that would seat all of them. The wine was chilled and all that was needed now was for them all to arrive.

Dylan had now bought himself a car as had Dai who had met Molly and they had got wed last year. His vegetable business was thriving since Gordon had helped him get it started. He had two young lads working for him and he loved his job. The plot of land that he’d bought not far from his house was some twelve acres and the lads mucked in to help him irrigate and plant out his prized vegetables. He talked about the day he went to the mine to hand in his notice and the boss asked him what he was going to do?

“I’m going to grow the finest vegetables in all Llandudno he told him; yes he was sad to be leaving the mine and the lads who he had worked along side for over thirty years but he had been given a chance to better himself and Dylan grasped it with both hands and now it was a roaring success. Dylan supplied all the vegetable shops in Llandudno. People came in their vans and wagons to buy his produce every week. With the money he made he bought more land and took on another two workers he bought a second hand tractor, plough, and a planter. This saved him hours of intensive labour. They still lived in the little cottage and were happier than they’d ever been.


The Dune Tunes released three albums which all went straight to number one. Jim and the band were all multi millionaires now.’

Jim and Rosina made the effort to come to Gordon’s house to see Dawn who was now twenty years old and was beautiful. She was still recording songs in the country charts and now lived in New York in America.’ She met up with a rancher called Travis Davis and they had been together now for nine months.’

She met him after a concert where she’d been to see Linda Ronstadt performing.

This tall blond haired man approached her and asked her to dance.’

“Why would I want to dance with you she asked him?’

“Because I’m the best dancer here and you are the prettiest woman I’ve ever seen in my whole life,’

“Well Dawn fell for his charm and she danced with him.’ he asked her if she would like to come out to his ranch with him where he raised over fifty thousand heads of cattle with his father and two brothers.’

Dawn when with him and they spent the weekend together; she’d never ridden a horse in her life and Travis taught her.’

Soon they were out riding when ever they could.’

Dawn would often take breaks from recording and go out in the hills on her horse that was called Fender after the guitar she played.’

“Dawn didn’t need to work, she had over one hundred million dollars in the bank and she owned properties all over the world; she was also was a top record producer in her 

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