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Dave Papworth - page 2

Leaving Certificate

My Bourne leaving certificate, issued in December 1969 just prior to my departure from Singapore.

Leaving Certificate

The other side of the same certificate.

First Day Cover

 This first day cover was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Singapore; there are some of my other stamps on the web site. Here


The mackan (think the spelling is right) is actually two pieces of
bamboo, the stall holder would walk up and down banging them together in his
/ her own special way to advertise the fact the stall was ready for
business.  I used to bang the two pieces of wood together for a bit of a laugh to confuse the locals.

1969 Radio

This radio measures about 4.5" x 1.25" x 2.75", it was state of
the art stuff at the time and about as small as radios got.  This model was MW only but it did have an earpiece!  It was bought
for my birthday in 1969, still works too.

Scout Medals

These scout medals were won at the Gillman pool in 1969.  By the
time the competition got underway most of the troops has disbanded so the
chances of winning something dramatically increased.

Scout Medals

The other side of the same medals.

Wallet showing Singapore sky line

This wallet showing the Singapore sky line has never been
used as still looks in mint condition 35 or so years on.

Chinese Hell Note

The obverse side of a Chinese Hell note.  They were burnt often just after someone’s death, very often in the street, which is where I found this one

Chinese Hell Note

The reverse side of the same Chinese Hell note.

Japanese occupation bank note

The obverse side of a Japanese WW2 occupation bank note.

Japanese occupation bank note

The reverse side of the Japanese occupation bank note.

Singapore Coins

The obverse sides of a $1 and 50-cent coin issued in the sixties.

Singapore Coins

The reverse sides of the $1 and 50-cent coin.

Kampong next to Far East Mansions

This kampong was situated next to Far East Mansions and this photo was taken from one of
the upper flats.

Netball Award Plaque

This netball award plaque was a team award for one of many competitions that mum used to play in.

Singapore Girl Guide Badges

Two Singapore Girl Guide badges that my mum used to wear.

Newspaper cutting

The newspaper cutting is either from the Straits Times or the Malay Mail,
(the article appeared in both), The background to the story is that my sister and occasionally me would help out at the Singapore Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  The local papers obviously thought it would make a good story.

Letter of thanks from SPCA

This letter is one of thanks written to us by the SPCA just before we left Singapore.

Gill and Maggie

My sister Gill, Maggie, who was one of the SPCA supervisors and me. I believe we had just presented Maggie with our collection tin.  My sister and I had gone round all the Flats in Far East Mansions carol
singing and had raised quite a bit of cash.  (Later Maggie took us to see The Italian Job, which hadn't long been released).

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