Teachers meet up 50 years on

Fifty years on'A reunion was held at the White Swan Hotel for the 1965 year of graduates from Alnwick Teacher Training College. Former colleagues travelled far and wide to enjoy reminiscing about their time together fifty years earlier.'Picture by Jane Coltman
Fifty years on'A reunion was held at the White Swan Hotel for the 1965 year of graduates from Alnwick Teacher Training College. Former colleagues travelled far and wide to enjoy reminiscing about their time together fifty years earlier.'Picture by Jane Coltman
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A reunion was held at the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick last Tuesday night for those that graduated from the town’s teacher training college back in 1965.

Former colleagues travelled from far and wide to enjoy an evening reminiscing about their time together half-a-century ago.

Alnwick College Of Education started life as an emergency teacher training college in 1945 and leased part of Alnwick Castle until 1977.

Former MP for Berwick, Sir Alan Beith, spoke about the college in the House of Commons in November 1974, just a year after he was first elected, when the facility was earmarked for closure, describing it as the ‘sad affair of the attempt to close Alnwick College of Education’.