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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Random files - Bill Johnston's Gallery
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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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1st Netball Team 1969205 views1st Netball Team 1969

the only girl I remember is Jennifer Ridge (3rd from left, back row), eldest daughter of John Ridge, the art teacher.

Helen Walkerdene has identified herself on the back row far right. She said "Far left back row I believe is Mary Bowes, Beverley ???, then Jennifer Ridge and then me. Front row holding the ball possibly Lynne Gentry??"
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1st Football Team 1969260 views1st Football Team 1969

the only boy I remember is Martin Cowley, fourth from left in the front row. This was a highly successful team: look at the trophies they won in 1969!
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1968-11-30 Bourne - The Lovebirds94 views
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1966-12-02 St Johns - The Rivals51 views
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Fitzpatricks198 viewsFitzpatrick's was the 'other' supermarket in Orchard Road, much further up than Cold Storage, next to Champion Motors (the VW dealers). You could park right outside AND drive off up or down Orchard Road afterwards!
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1965-07-09 Schools Music Association Concert57 views
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1965-04-08 Bourne School - Tom Sawyer.43 views

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1969-03-29 St Johns - Oliver681 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1968-12-15 - Nee Soon Carol Service226 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1968-12-05 St Johns - My Three Angels.105 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1968-11-30 Bourne - The Lovebirds94 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1968-04-05 St Johns - Ten Little Niggers107 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1967-12-01 St Johns - Twelfth Night96 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1967-11-25 Bourne School - Middle Watch95 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1967-07-08 Bourne School - Alice89 viewsJan 03, 2019