St. John's usually had a school dance once a month.
I'm not sure if this was from an Alex or an Arc dance.
1967 National Day First Day Cover.
One of my dad's bills after a night out.
This tape recorder lasted for years.
All Service Families
were issued with this form before going to
Singapore. The bottom portion had to be signed
Our TV license when we were living on
the Sussex Estate.
An empty Match Book from the Halfway
House, Bukit Timah.
David Vickers sent in this
photo of his memento from Singapore, a Puzzle Box.
David said in his email
"My parents bought the box for me
in either 1963 or 1964. I'm not sure exactly where
it came from, possibly Change Alley, but it could
equally have come from one of the many night markets
in Singapore. My little box has had an interesting
life. After Singapore, it travelled back to UK
before going on three separate postings to Germany.
Thereafter, the horizons widened and the box saw
further overseas postings in Zambia, Nepal,
Bulgaria, Pakistan, Turkey, Estonia and the Turks
and Caicos Islands (with stints in the UK in
between), before finally taking retirement.
As you will see from the
photograph, the outside is now very
faded/discoloured but the picture on the inner
drawer is still quite vibrant. The musical sound
when opening the inner draw is also now very
suspect. Overall, though, not too bad after around
45 years of travelling round the world, often to
places with damaging climates."
Do these items bring back memories? They have been
in my cabinet for years!
Submitted by Marilyn Jenner
Craig Hamilton's ticket for
his flight back to the UK in 1967.
Pawn Shop Ticket
Submitted by Craig Hamilton who wrote "I was stationed at RAF Tengah and was 19 years old at that time. I must have needed the 18 dollars more than I needed the camera as it was never redeemed. I can't remember what 18 dollars would have bought in terms of say cinema tickets, or at that time of
greater importance to me, was how many pints of Tiger or Anchor beer could I get for 18 dollars?"
My thanks to Anna Googan for this photo. These baskets were in daily use by girls in school, and this original is photographed with school workbooks autographed by friends in 1967. Baskets were available on every street corner but are impossible to find nowadays.
Thanks to Craig Hamilton for this image of a Singapore Blood Transfusion Service Badge that he got for donating blood sometime 1965/66. The 'AOB' on the badge is for the three blood types.