Memories of Singapore

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Bill Johnston


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Programme Covers of Plays


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Would you believe, in the six years we lived in Singapore, between 1963 and 1969, my wife and I went to the theatre 82 times! As well as two large civilian groups – the Stage Club and The Sceneshifters, which put on regular plays and musicals respectively and consisted of a fair number of teachers – the army, navy and air force had their own dramatic societies and G&S groups.

And Alexandra Secondary School (which later became Bourne School) and St John's School put on regular shows. In addition, the Singapore Schools Music Association thrived for a short time, gathering together a number of primary schools to present impressive events.

Prior to perhaps passing on my collection of 82 programmes to the Singapore Archives, I have scanned all the covers for my personal archives. If any of those who were in Singapore and perhaps involved in some of the school productions would like it, I'd be happy to scan the whole programme into a pdf and forward it to them.

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Leslie Rutledge has identified himself as the diver203 viewsLeslie Rutledge has identified himself as the diver in this photo. Leslie said, "The event was actually May/June 1964 and I do believe the last time the gala was held at Gillman barracks as the new Dover road pool had just opened."
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The bank notes we used back in the 1960s160 views
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2nd Football Team 1969213 views2nd Football Team 1969

Sadly none of the faces brings back the name!
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Here's a picture from a Christmas 1968 concert203 viewsHere's a picture from a Christmas 1968 concert, with Gwyn Jones conducting the choir. It's a good view of the stage, which was later used as the centre of the school library. My recorder group sits, poised for action
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Mr Brian Johns154 viewsMr Brian Johns, another good friend of Bill, taught at Pasir Panjang from 1964 and became deputy head at Nee Soon in 1969. He also was a talented artist and designed the lovely little cameo pictures that accompanied reports of school activities in the magazines.

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