Fencing, football and more memories

Mike Westin, a St Cloud student, during his time in Alnwick.
Mike Westin, a St Cloud student, during his time in Alnwick.

Mike Westin, an American living in Asia, shared these two photos of his time in Alnwick (out of a total of 35 rolls of film) in the late 1980s after seeing the January 23 photo of St Cloud students.

The picture above features Mike and Jason Kabe posing for a fencing shot, while the photo below is Mike and his dad in the Pastures by the Aln.

Mike Westin, a St Cloud student, during his time in Alnwick.

Mike Westin, a St Cloud student, during his time in Alnwick.

Mike shared a lot of his experiences from his time here, including the Shrovetide football match, and said they are ‘some of his most cherished times and memories’.

Mary (Hardyman) Swenson was another of the former St Cloud alumni who spotted the photo, which doesn’t feature Mary herself but her classmates.

“It brought back some nice memories,” she said.

It was taken 25 years ago in January 1989 when Albert Davison, on behalf of Alnwick District Council, presented scholarships to the latest intake of students at St Cloud State University at Alnwick Castle.

If you recognise anyone in the picture from 25 years ago, email me at ben.oconnell@jpress.co.uk