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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“Rosina that was delicious; I will do the dishes.’

“No, no, you are guest; please you help your father.’

Jim had a glass of beer before going back up stairs to record the song.’


It took over two and a half hours of recording until Jim was happy with what they had done.’

“Well Dawn we just recorded our first song together.’

“What are we going to call it?’

“We could call it “the story of a broken heart’

 “Yes that’s good but how about “Broken Hearts Can Never Mend”

“I like that better.

“Right then now I have to write this on a proper music sheet’ Jim sat down with a pencil and wrote down the title then under it he wrote music by Dawn Laws Hart and lyrics by Jim Gales.

“No daddy she said I want Dawn Gales; this will be my stage name too.’

Jim was almost brought to tears as his daughter called him daddy for the very first time.

He took out the rubber in his pocket then erased Laws Hart and replaced it with Gales.

He wrote out the words and all the music then told Dawn what happens next.’

“Are you going to send that song to a proper record label?’

“I sure am princess; I think we might just have a hit record here.’

Jim looked at his watch it was now ten thirty and he asked Dawn to go to bed for school in the morning.’

“Good night daddy;

“Good night sweetheart I will be up in a minute to tuck you in.’

Dawn went down stairs and thanked Rosina for her wonderful dinner then kissed her good night.

She wore her Pyjamas and snuggled up to the pink teddy bear that her father had bought her.’

It was fifteen minutes later when her father came in and kissed her good night.’

He turned out the light but left her door open a little.’

Jim went down and kissed Rosina; sorry love I’ve neglected you today haven’t I?’

No darling; it is good you spend time with Dawn.’

Rosina cuddled into Jim on the sofa and they watch some television together until midnight they turned off the TV set then locked up before going to bed.

Jim made love to Rosina so sweetly that she closed her eyes and was sleeping within ten minutes.’

Jim laid a wake wondering who he was going to approach with his new song.’

He didn’t want it stolen by some other artist so he had to get the copyright first.’

He would speak with Richard Charnock his solicitor, tomorrow. He turned over then drifted off.


Rosina was up at seven o’clock she had ironed Dawns white shirt and had made her breakfast.’ When she was ready Rosina drove her to school in her fiat then told her that she would pick her up later.’

Rosina then drove into Whitley Bay to help her father make dough for his shop and the restaurant. She told her father about Dawn and he said that she must bring her to the restaurant tonight so he could meet Jim’s Daughter.

Okay Papa, I bring her tonight at seven o’clock. Now I must go Jim will be want a sandwich for lunch. He will not eat unless I make him.’

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