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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“I had better get myself ready then hadn’t I?’

“I would if I was you dad, that’s if you don’t mind meeting them in your jogging bottoms.’

Jim turned and headed for the bathroom.’


They reached Ambridge Close a five bed roomed detached property in Seaton Delaval The lads were waiting for them when they arrived and Jim ran out towards them and hugged them both and asked them to come in. “This is my daughter Dawn guys.’ Dawn showed them into the fully accessible studio with all the equipment they would need to record their own records.

“What label are we going to record under asked Paul King?’

“Ask my daughter she owns it.’

“Come on then Dawn what is the name of this record company that we are going to be part of asked Mick Garrity.’

“Acorn Records answered Dawn.’

 “Acorn Records why?’

“Because from acorns, oak trees grow.’                                                                                               

“I like it said Mick.’ It’s right out there man.’

“Do you guys want a beer asked Dawn?’

“Dawn you are a life saver. Dawn went to a full stocked fridge and brought them all a beer.

“They tuned up their guitars then Jim played the song that they were going to sing together.

“When it was finished Paul said are you sure your daughter wrote this, man it’s great.’

Jim passed them the music and lyrics and they got started and it was if they’d never been away; they were so together. Rosina and Dawn smiled as they watched the lads rehearse the song. Things were added and taken out until they were happy with the arrangement. They rehearsed Jim’s song “We Just Carry On” for the B side.

Okay Guys do you want to go for a take?’

“Yes Darlin’ said Mick as he played the new intro to the song and away they went, the harmonies were stop on as Jim sang the lead vocals.

The lads sang the song to fade it out then it was done.’

They played it back and everyone smiled.’

“I think we have got ourselves a hit record said Jim.’

“That’s good because the press are going to be here in twenty minutes and Tyne Tees television as well.’

“I guess The Dune Tunes are back man said Mick Garrity.’

They all gave Dawn a cuddle as the TV crew and press were let into the studio and their new single was played on live television.

Within an hour the demand for records was on and they then sent the record to press.

By Monday it was being sold out as fast as it hit the shops,’

They were on Top of the Pops that Thursday and gave an interview with Michael Parkinson on the Friday.

“Who’s idea was it to reform asked Parkinson?’

“It was none of us really was it lads; it was Jim’s daughter Dawn who wrote the song for us.’

“She rang us and got us back together and here we are.’

“Do you have plans to write an album together?’


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