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John Blyth


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My thanks to John Blyth for these photos. John along with his sister Elaine, lived in the Royal Naval Base at Sembawang from 1964 to 1967.

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Dockyard Swimming Club157 viewsSingapore Dockyard Swimming Club.

The older lady is thought to be Tom Young's Grandmother
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Robinson Store148 viewsRobinson Store Singapore

Robinsons was a well known store in Singapore city amongst Dockyard residents but I believe it burnt down in a fire
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Dockyard Club 31Dec64153 viewsSingapore Dockyard Club 31Dec64

Left to right – Harry Slora, Ron, Flo Slora, Gaynor, Bob (Robert) Blyth, Nancy (Agnes) Blyth, Alf Merryweather and Isobel Merryweather
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Jalan Malu Malu161 viewsMe and my sister waiting for the school bus. We lived in Jalan Malu Malu outside the Naval Base before going to Hobart Road and then Falkland Road.
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48 Hobart Road shows me in my cub uniform128 views48 Hobart Road shows me in my cub uniform with dad’s Hillman Minx (Robert Blyth) and our house 68 Falkland Road in the background. The dog was Nobby. We adopted him when someone left Singapore to go back to the UK.
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CC Dept Dance is dated December 1966147 viewsCC Dept Dance is dated December 1966 and my mum (Nancy) and dad are front right with Jessie and Jimmy Birnie front left
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Party At 68 Falkland Road Singapore Sept 67141 viewsParty At 68 Falkland Road Singapore Sept 67

Left to right – Flo Slora, Agnes Blyth, Sheila Henry, ?, George Scoble, ?
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Nimble RN Dockyard Singapore Mid 60's162 viewsNimble RN Dockyard Singapore Mid 60's

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Nimble RN Dockyard Singapore Mid 60's162 viewsNimble RN Dockyard Singapore Mid 60'sDec 02, 2013
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The SVSO Dance was dated December 1966176 viewsThe SVSO Dance was dated December 1966. Robert and Nancy Blyth are front on the left. My mum worked in the Victualling and Stores Offices in the Dockyard. Dad was an engineer on a tug called the Nimble.Dec 02, 2013
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St Andrews Church Youth Club165 viewsSt Andrews Church Youth Club On HMS Eagle
Front row, second left is Jock Laidlaw, and back row first left is Bryan Allan.
Dec 02, 2013
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St Andrews Church RN Naval Base Singapore153 viewsSt Andrews Church RN Naval Base SingaporeDec 02, 2013
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St Andrews Church RN Naval Base Singapore155 viewsSt. Andrew’s Church shows the cover of what was the order of service for 18 December 1966. It was in this church that a childhood myth was shattered when my sister told me that Santa didn’t exist!Dec 02, 2013
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St. Andrew’s Youth Club159 viewsSt. Andrew’s Youth Club has me and my sister seated front left with the Minister at the back and leader Ian on the leftDec 02, 2013
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Spring Dale Fishing Pond152 viewsSpring Dale Fishing Pond shows Dad, Elaine and Me. I remember great big red ants that nipped used to walk along the railingsDec 02, 2013
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Singapore Swimming Club Jan 65198 viewsSingapore Swimming Club Jan 65

Me and my sister in the smaller pool. As kids we loved the Singapore Swimming Club and the Dockyard Pool. After we returned to the UK we had some holidays in Scarborough but somehow, the open air pool in Scarborough just didn’t have the warm weather to go with it.
Dec 02, 2013