Memories of Singapore

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Most viewed - Bill Johnston's Gallery
Looking down Orchard Road towards CK Tang257 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!
swimming gala256 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
Mr Webb and class in hall255 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.
Class 2A 1964254 viewsClass 2A 1964. Another section of the class, featuring Judith Beeston, Stuart Parkinson, Jenny Tippett-Iles, Wendy Haugh and Dave Robinson.
Another colour picture, of my classroom245 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
comparatively empty241 viewsTwo views of the wide, deep monsoon drain on the other side of Orchard Road - one comparatively empty, the other after a typical rainstorm.
Wessex News Board240 views. . . and here it is in all its glory, with an admiring group!
1st Netball Team 1969239 views1st Netball Team 1969

the only girl I remember is Jennifer Ridge (3rd from left, back row), eldest daughter of John Ridge, the art teacher.

Helen Walkerdene has identified herself on the back row far right. She said "Far left back row I believe is Mary Bowes, Beverley ???, then Jennifer Ridge and then me. Front row holding the ball possibly Lynne Gentry??"
2nd Netball Team 1966239 views2nd Netball Team 1966

Front row is Susan Haywayd, Diane and Wendy Haugh.
Class 2A 1964238 viewsClass 2A 1964. Paul Revell, Martin Harwood and Joan Kent are on the right.
The Lido Cinema238 viewsThe Lido Cinema at the junction of Orchard and Scotts Road. The present Lido, at the top of the atrium of another shopping centre, is reached by a number of vertiginous escalators - all made by Schindler, as I noticed when I came out of the auditorium with a hushed audience after seeing Schindler's List!
Portsdown Road at the end of the school day237 viewsShows Portsdown Road at the end of the school day with a Malay soldier doing traffic control, and some of the 27 buses that came to pick up the widely scattered children of Pasir Panjang Junior School.
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