The Story So Far
The Bell Inn is home to the MACGREGORS. SANDY runs the inn with his wife ETHEL and daughters AMARYLLIS, DORCAS and BETSY.
Dorcas has eloped with ADAM WHITLOCK, who runs his family’s pottery as his father ELIAS is ill. The pottery’s foreman ALBERT confides in Adam’s sister PENELOPE that he is worried about the future with Adam running things, and Penelope returns to the pottery to work on her new range of products.
Engineer KIT CHESTERTON is Sandy’s illegitimate son. Sandy met Kit’s birth mother, MARIETTA, in Jamaica before he was married. When Sandy returned to Jamaica to marry her, he was told that Marietta and the child died.
Ethel and her daughters agree to keep the family secret, but Amaryllis lets slip to her beau, SIMON BALDWIN, that Kit is her brother.
Amaryllis’s friend NOAH PENDLETON has spotted signs of illegal traders in the cove, and he suspects Simon has been buying contraband.
When Ethel visits the local store, she’s confronted by friends and neighbours. They’ve found out that Kit is Sandy’s son!