Alex was my Science teacher in the early 80s. He also ran the Senior Guitar Club at Acle High, which I was a member.
His lessons were always an interesting prospect. He could spring into song at anytime, sometimes accompanied by his guitar, and would quite often rant at the top of his voice about "Commie bastards!".
In the late 80s, I had the fortune to share the bill with Alex twice, raising funds for local charity at Acle Community Centre and Freethorpe Village Hall. I remember him mentioning my "widdling" on mic, as I was playing lead electric guitar.
Great guy, sorely missed.