Tag Archives: family

Bossy Bessie

Plot

Bessie Bridges spent all her life in a Children’s home until she was sent to live with the Baxters, who hoped to adopt her. Bessie was eager to help all she could in her new home, but somehow her efforts seemed to upset the family, who saw her organisation as bossiness.

Notes

Appeared

  • Bossy Bessie – Tracy: #154 (11 September 1982) – #161 (30 October 1982)

Schoolgirl with a Secret

Plot

After Sandra Smith’s parents separated, she and her mother moved to Minfield. But to her dismay, Sandra discovered that her Dad had moved too—he was the new Headmaster at Minfield comprehensive. Until she and her Mum were permanently settled in Minfield, Sandra felt that neither of her parents should know the other was in the same town.

Notes

  • Artist: Tony Thewenetti

Appeared

  • Schoolgirl with a Secret – Tracy: #96 (1 August 1981) – #113 (28 November 1981)

When the Clock Strikes Twelve

Plot 

Since orphan Cindy Rollo went to stay with loving foster parents, she was over the moon with happiness. But past events convinced Cindy that she must never hear a clock strike 12 midnight, or like the story of Cinderella her happiness would disappear.

Notes

  • Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones

Appeared

  • When the Clock Strikes Twelve –  #126 (27 February 1982) – #135 (1 May 1982)

Cuckoos in the Nest

Plot

After the discovery that Fiona Sharp and Jane Langton had been brought up by each other’s parents, following a mix up in the hospital on the day they were born. It was decided that the girls should change places and live with their biological parents. Neither girl was happy with the arrangement.

Notes

Appeared

  • Cuckoos in the Nest – Tracy: #120 (16 January 1982) – #134 (24 April 1982)

Mary in the Middle

Plot

Mary shares a name with her Mum and her Gran, who lives next door. They all used to get on like a house on fire, but then Mum and Gran fell out, and try as she might, Mary can’t bring them together again—which leaves her as the Mary in the middle of the fight.

Notes

  • Artist: Andrew Wilson

Appeared

  • Mary in the Middle – Tracy: #96 (1 August 1981) – #112 (21 November 1981)

Grandad Needs a Wife

Plot

Jackie Brown and her parents were about to move abroad. Her widowed grandfather lived alone and Jackie was afraid he would not be able to manage without them, so she decided to find him a wife before she left.

Notes

Appeared

  • Grandad Needs a Wife – Tracy: #93 (11 July 1981) – #105 (3 October 1981)