School days 1
Alanís time at East Stanley Junior School and
Youth Club until 1960, and beyond.
In the hall for Christmas
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 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