Memories of Singapore

Photos and Images submitted to the Memories of Singapore website

Tom O'Brien


Some of the photos I started the Memories of Singapore website with, plus some latter editions. The site started with about six pages many years ago with my photos of my friends I had lost contact with in the hope of finding them. It just blossomed from there, to what it is now.

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Random files - singas's Gallery
Alexandra Infant School271 views
Alexandra Infant School, Catherine O'Briens class234 viewsAlexandra Infant School, Catherine O'Briens class. Catherine is 2nd right.
Janet Cole, Ian Vale and Shayne Terry.233 viewsJanet Cole, Ian Vale and Shayne Terry.

Photo taken under the flats on the Chip Bee Estate, Holland Village. I used to go there often to meet up with friends.
Any news on Janet Cole?
70 Hua Guan Avenue264 views70 Hua Guan Avenue.

This is the bungalow were we lived before moving to the Sussex Estate.
John Hemmings187 viewsJohn Hemmings
Nicknamed the 'Bin' moved to Millbank, London after Singapore. Rumour has it that John was killed in a motorcycle accident in the early 70's.
Alexandra Infant School, Catherine O'Briens class264 viewsAlexandra Infant School, Catherine O'Briens class
Susan Smith179 viewsSusan Smith
Lived at Eden Park. Left Singapore for Terendak Camp, Mallacca then to Germany.
I lost contact in the 70's
Alexandra Junior School, David O'Briens class216 viewsAlexandra Junior School, David O'Briens class. David 4th from left on front row

Last additions - singas's Gallery
Wessex Youth Club241 viewsMy thanks to Linda Langridge for this copy of her membership card for the Wessex Youth Club, Singapore.Mar 24, 2016
1st Btn The Royal Highland Fusiliers500 views1st Btn The Royal Highland Fusiliers at Nee Soon Ranges 1972.
My thanks to Robert Bryan for this photo.
Apr 23, 2015
Mr Tengah 1972331 viewsMar 16, 2015
No 2 Civilian Mess - Mata Road. HMNB.268 viewsMy thanks to Bernard Mennell for this photo. Bernard said in his email "I notice that your fascinating site has no reference to the Civilian Messes in the Naval Base where single/unaccompanied staff lived. I had a wonderful time living briefly in No 2 Mess in Mata Road from Dec 1970 to March 1971 - the photograph shows the main living quarters with part of one of the Accommodation Blocks. Half a mile away next to Beaulieu House was No 1 Mess, that accommodated more senior staff and was reputedly less fun! Both closed in October 1971. The area is now Sembawang Park but there is no trace of either Mess. I don't know how many such civilian Messes there once were, but the official 1968 plan of HM Naval Base identifies a No 6 Mess in Jamaica Road."Jan 01, 2015
sitting on the dock of the bay240 viewsMe at Singapore Harbour in 1968, must have been seeing someone off.Mar 30, 2014
Singapore Harbour 1968268 viewsMar 30, 2014
Lucy, our Amah with Catherine my sister in 1967229 viewsLucy, our Amah with Catherine my sister in 1967Nov 30, 2013
Kevin McCarthy, Steve Atkins and myself in 1967252 viewsKevin McCarthy resurfaced, and I met him at the Chandos Pub, London in 2013.Nov 30, 2013