My name is Alexander William Tighe. I was born in Bishop Auckland general hospital on August 15th 1997. I was born a few weeks early. Doctors informed my parents that I would have a condition called Cerebral palsy. Lucky I never had this condition however I have short term memory problems which can effect everyday life.
When I left hospital I lived in Toft Hill near Bishop Auckland. I lived here for quite a few years. My sister was born then we moved to Staindrop near Barnard Castle. I then moved back to a small area outside of Bishop Auckland. We moved later on to a house further closer to Bishop Auckland.
When I lived in Staindrop I attended Staindrop CE Primary school. I was known as the spider catcher as I was not scared of spiders. As school life went on I became friends with an awful lot of people with me. I became a huge fan of the farming community of course I did. It was Staindrop! I began to enjoy music. I loved classical music. I began by learning guitar, after a few months I gave up and moved to Piano. As time went on I stuck in at playing piano and enjoyed it. Mum and dad bought me a piano which I loved and played all the time. As time went on I became more involved in the community, helping my next door neighbours with jobs such as cutting the grass and gardening. I did all sorts with people in the area.
At school I was well known. I remember having a few friends. People in the farming community were good friends. I had a few friends such as Alice and Daisy. School was good fun. Mum and dad then spilt up and we moved to a smaller house at the top end of town where we lived for a few more years. I use to play cricket on North Green all the time. The old man would always watch and wait for the ball so he could steal it and complain.
Then I met Paul and Sara. They came round all the time. Then moved in. we lived in Staindrop for a few more months.
I remember Staindrop very well. I could go on about the town whenever I travel through the town it brings back memories and I try to spot people I know. So far I have not found anyone!
The next step in life was moving back to Bishop Auckland. I went on to study at St Andrew Primary School. This was from year 4 onwards. At St Andrews I found more friends from Bishop Auckland. I don’t remember much too be honest. I remember teachers, I remember leaving and I remember some kids. Living in Bishop allowed us to be closer to the town. We never lived in the middle of know where. We were near the family.
When I left