Alanís time at East Stanley Junior
School and Youth Club until 1960, and beyond.
In the hall for Christmas
celebrations for the last time at this school, 1959
At Consett, on the way to
Edmundbyers Youth Hostel
Albert Hall Cinema c.1960
- thrilling Saturday matinees!
Growing up in East Stanley was an
exciting time. Teachers Joan Ellwood and Margaret Bell (see photo,
left) provided a traditional, strong learning environment in their
classes and a variety of life experiences through the youth club they
ran several nights a week in the school premises. It was here that the
foundation was well and truly laid for Alanís educational achievements
and his love of the great outdoors.