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1969-03-29 St Johns - Oliver683 views
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Bill Johnston - Pasir Panjang Junior School, Recorder Group Reunion289 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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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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Annual Pasir Panjang Junior School Swimming Gala245 viewsAnnual Pasir Panjang Junior School Swimming Gala, probably 1965. It was held at the pool in Gillman Barracks, where Alexandra Secondary Modern School was situated, until the new sports complex on Dover Road opened.
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The school swimming team245 viewsThe school swimming team after a success at Dover Road pool.
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1968-12-15 - Nee Soon Carol Service228 views
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swimming gala226 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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Another of my famous recorder groups.225 viewsAnother of my famous recorder groups. Christine Harral, seated third from the left, and I met for the first time in 44 years on 2nd March 2012 and had so much to catch up with over lunch that we spent three delightful hours together. Others in the group are Joanne Green, first on left in front row; Mandy Poole (I think) fourth; and, standing, two of John Ridge's daughters, Jennifer and Susan
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recorder group in 1965222 viewsPicture shows some of my top, brilliant recorder group in 1965. Four of the girls in the front row are Susan Hayward, Susan Ridge, Judith Beeston and Jenny Tippett-Iles. The last two have got in touch since I sent in an earlier picture and the three of us met at my home in April, reminiscing and nattering for almost 6½ hours. We ended the meeting by playing one of the recorder tunes they performed at the concert pictured!

Christine Harral has been in touch, and identified herself as being on the front row 3rd from the left.
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Looking down Orchard Road towards CK Tang222 viewsLooking down Orchard Road towards CK Tang (on the left), taken from Liat Towers, the stubby block which housed Donald Moore Galleries after it moved from its original premises in Clemenceau Avenue. It's amazing that there are no high-rise buildings along the length of this part of Orchard Road; compare it with today! Orchard Road was two-way traffic in the 1960s, something present-day Singapore children find hard to believe - as, also, that policemen wore short trousers then!
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Wessex News Board217 viewsAs each of the 27 Changi Bus Co (later, military buses) drew up at the steps to the school, children read my message board updated daily with vital information and frivolous drawings. (Someone else photographed the board and the picture appeared on the back of Tommy Atkins's Children, a history of army children's schools.
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comparatively empty214 viewsTwo views of the wide, deep monsoon drain on the other side of Orchard Road - one comparatively empty, the other after a typical rainstorm.
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