Memories of Singapore

Photos and Images submitted to the Memories of Singapore website

Bill Johnston


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Programme Covers of Plays


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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1965-07-09 Schools Music Association Concert83 views
1968-04-05 St Johns - Ten Little Niggers130 views
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Brigadier Stanley Mullen is seen presenting awards to the Wessex football stars232 viewsBrigadier Stanley Mullen is seen presenting awards to the Wessex football stars in, I believe, 1968, with the Head, Mr Vernon, sorting the trophies. Brigadier Mullen instigated the annual Services Drama Festival and that year my wife and I attended every production, Army, RAF and Naval Base, on the night he gave his adjudication
Mr Webb and class in hall260 viewsMr Tony Webb came to Singapore in 1964 and taught first at Alexandra Junior School under the indomitable Mrs Bosewell before coming to Wessex. He became Deputy Head, and, later, Head at the school in Penang. He is well and we meet with the Johnses every year in Spain.
Another colour picture, of my classroom249 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
1966-07-12 Schools Music Association Multibox65 views
A typical means of transport for local workers!182 views

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