My Bourne leaving certificate, issued in December 1969 just prior to my departure from Singapore.
The other side of the same certificate.
The mackan (think the spelling is right) is actually two pieces of bamboo, the stall holder would walk up and down banging them together in his / her own special way to advertise the fact the stall was ready for business. I used to bang the two pieces of wood together for a bit of a laugh to confuse the locals.
These scout medals were won at the Gillman pool in 1969. By the time the competition got under way most of the troops has disbanded so the chances of winning something dramatically increased.
The other side of the same medals.
This radio measures about 4.5" x 1.25" x 2.75", it was state of the art stuff at the time and about as small as radios got. This model was MW only but it did have an earpiece! It was boughtfor my birthday in 1969, still works too.
This wallet showing the Singapore sky line has never been used as still looks in mint condition 35 or so years on.
The obverse side of a Chinese Hell note. They were burnt often just after someone’s death, very often in the street, which is where I found this one
The reverse side of the same Chinese Hell note.
The obverse side of a Japanese WW2 occupation bank note.
The reverse side of the Japanese occupation bank note.
The obverse sides of a $1 and 50-cent coin issued in the sixties.
The reverse sides of the $1 and 50-cent coin.
This netball award plaque was a team award for one of many competitions that mum used to play in.
Two Singapore Girl Guide badges that my mum used to wear.
This kampong was situated next to Far East Mansions and this photo was taken from one ofthe upper flats.
The newspaper cutting is either from the Straits Times or the Malay Mail,(the article appeared in both), The background to the story is that my sister and occasionally me would help out at the Singapore Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The local papers obviously thought it would make a good story.
This letter is one of thanks written to us by the SPCA just before we left Singapore.
My sister Gill, Maggie, who was one of the SPCA supervisors and me. I believe we had just presented Maggie with our collection tin. My sister and I had gone round all the Flats in Far East Mansions carolsinging and had raised quite a bit of cash. (Later Maggie took us to see The Italian Job, which hadn't long been released).
A second page of Dave Papworths’ collection of photos