Dave Papworth page 2

My Bourne leaving
certificate, issued in
December 1969 just prior
to my departure from
Singapore.
The other side of the
same certificate.
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.
These    scout    medals    were
won   at   the   Gillman   pool   in
1969.          By     the     time     the
competition   got   under   way
most     of     the     troops     has
disbanded   so   the   chances
of        winning        something
dramatically increased.
The other side of the
same medals.
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.
This     wallet     showing     the
Singapore      sky      line      has
never    been    used    as    still
looks   in   mint   condition   35
or so years on.
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
The   reverse   side   of   the   same   Chinese
Hell note.
The    obverse    side    of    a    Japanese    WW2
occupation bank note.
The      reverse      side      of      the      Japanese
occupation bank note.
The   obverse   sides   of   a   $1
and   50-cent   coin   issued   in
the sixties.
The   reverse   sides   of   the   $1
and 50-cent coin.
This   netball   award   plaque
was   a   team   award   for   one
of   many   competitions   that
mum used to play in.
Two    Singapore    Girl    Guide
badges   that   my   mum   used
to wear.
This          kampong          was
situated    next    to    Far    East
Mansions    and    this    photo
was taken from one of
the upper flats.
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.
This   letter   is   one   of   thanks
written   to   us   by   the   SPCA
just        before        we        left
Singapore.
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).
A second page of Dave Papworths’ collection of photos