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The Lido Cinema149 viewsThe Lido Cinema at the junction of Orchard and Scotts Road. The present Lido, at the top of the atrium of another shopping centre, is reached by a number of vertiginous escalators - all made by Schindler, as I noticed when I came out of the auditorium with a hushed audience after seeing Schindler's List!
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1st Football Team 1969196 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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1st Netball Team 1969147 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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2nd Football Team 1969148 views2nd Football Team 1969

Sadly none of the faces brings back the name!
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2nd Netball Team 1966120 views2nd Netball Team 1966

Front row is Susan Haywayd, Diane and Wendy Haugh.
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2nd Netball Team 1969136 views2nd Netball Team 1969

How sad! All the faces are so familiar but I can't remember any of the names.

Lesley Saunders has identified herself as being at the back, left side.
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Change Alley129 viewsThe grubby entrance to Change Alley from Collyer Quay. Nowadays the Alley, though still bearing the name, is a disappointing air-conditioned thoroughfare with smart shops and offices lining the sides.
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Collyer Quay135 viewsCollyer Quay during the evening rush hour. The inevitable VW Beetle and a Mercedes, but in those days nearly all other cars were British.
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Mr Brian Johns115 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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My daughter102 viewsMy daughter demonstrating the state-of-the-art child safety seat of the 60s in Singapore! Made of wicker, it simply hooked over the bench seat in the front of my Standard Vanguard without straps, anchors or anything else!

Maybe some of the others who look at this web site will remember something similar.
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Another colour picture, of my classroom151 viewsAnother colour picture, of my classroom on the first storey of the main block with me in traditional 'uniform'. These upper classrooms were cooler than those downstairs and mine had a little window at the other end through which I could show 35mm films from a projector in the adjoining store room. I borrowed films from the British Council
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Class 2A 1964153 viewsClass 2A 1964. Some of my class of amazing bright and happy second-year juniors. Julia White is in the foreground with her lovely smile.
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