Scarborough cricket festival 1961

School days 1

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.