Memories of Singapore

Photos and Images submitted to the Memories of Singapore website

Most viewed - Bill Johnston's Gallery
1969-03-29 St Johns - Oliver736 views
Bill Johnston - Pasir Panjang Junior School, Recorder Group Reunion326 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).
1st Football Team 1969315 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!
Annual Pasir Panjang Junior School Swimming Gala300 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.
2nd Football Team 1969292 views2nd Football Team 1969

Sadly none of the faces brings back the name!
The school swimming team287 viewsThe school swimming team after a success at Dover Road pool.
Another of my famous recorder groups.280 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
recorder group in 1965267 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.
Wessex News Board262 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.
1968-12-15 - Nee Soon Carol Service262 views
Tony Webb and a colleague experimenting with a hot air balloon259 viewsTony Webb and a colleague experimenting with a hot air balloon. Look at those girls standing on the railing: wouldn't be allowed, under Health and Safety, nowadays! That's Peter Drury up there with them and the deputy Head, Gwyn Jones, walking away but still watching.
Looking down Orchard Road towards CK Tang258 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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