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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swimming gala262 viewsHere, in colour, is an earlier swimming gala held before the Dover Road complex was finished. This is the pool at Gillman Barracks, which actually gave the spectators a better view of everything
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Bill Johnston - Pasir Panjang Junior School, Recorder Group Reunion333 viewsOn 28th August 2014 I met four of my former recorder players in London and we had a great day together. The picture shows me (of course) and Christine Harrall, Jane Edge, Jenny Tippett-Iles and Judith Beeston (all their maiden names).
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1965-04-02 St Johns - Midsummer Night's Dream.72 views
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1st Netball Team 1969243 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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1967-12-01 St Johns - Twelfth Night122 views

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1968-12-15 - Nee Soon Carol Service263 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1968-12-05 St Johns - My Three Angels.133 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1968-11-30 Bourne - The Lovebirds116 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1968-04-05 St Johns - Ten Little Niggers130 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1967-12-01 St Johns - Twelfth Night122 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1967-11-25 Bourne School - Middle Watch122 viewsJan 03, 2019
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1967-07-08 Bourne School - Alice131 viewsJan 03, 2019