Alan is a wonderful gentleman who took part in the Learning Disability History Project straight from the start. He grew up in Leeds but later on moved to the Bradford District. Alan is very well traveled having seen much of the world and would share many tales about his travels abroad. He would tell us wonderful stories about going to see Laurel and Hardy perform in Leeds with his dad when he was younger and how the show would make him laugh. Or how scary it was going to school during the Second World War and having to practice putting on a gas mask.