Memories of Singapore

Photos and Images submitted to the Memories of Singapore website


Most viewed - Bill Johnston's Gallery
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Leslie Rutledge has identified himself as the diver235 viewsLeslie Rutledge has identified himself as the diver in this photo. Leslie said, "The event was actually May/June 1964 and I do believe the last time the gala was held at Gillman barracks as the new Dover road pool had just opened."
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Here's a picture from a Christmas 1968 concert233 viewsHere's a picture from a Christmas 1968 concert, with Gwyn Jones conducting the choir. It's a good view of the stage, which was later used as the centre of the school library. My recorder group sits, poised for action
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Brigadier Stanley Mullen is seen presenting awards to the Wessex football stars230 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
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2nd Netball Team 1969226 views2nd Netball Team 1969

How sad! All the faces are so familiar but I can't remember any of the names.

Lesley Saunders has identified herself as being at the back, left side.
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after assembly226 viewsA nice shot of the main buildings at PPJS with a class returning to its classroom after assembly
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Friday Recorder Group224 viewsFriday Recorder Group: The sweet sound of the 91 members of my beginners' recorder group was not appreciated by the rest of the staff so we were banished to practise in the infant school hall across the field.
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The school in the background now is Tanglin Trust223 viewstaken in 2009 by Bill Johnston.

The school in the background now is Tanglin Trust, a very large, now all age, private school.
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after a typical rainstorm219 viewsTwo views of the wide, deep monsoon drain on the other side of Orchard Road - one comparatively empty, the other after a typical rainstorm.
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From Liat Towers looking up Orchard Road218 viewsFrom Liat Towers looking up Orchard Road towards Tanglin. The Thai Embassy, on the right in spacious grounds, is still there and looks exactly the same. The site must be worth billions of dollars! The wide monsoon drains are all underground now.
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Mr John Ridge217 viewsMr John Ridge, a close friend of Bill, taught Art at Alexandra SM (later Bourne) School and became Head of Art at St John's in Dover Road. He designed the covers of the three Pasir Panjang Magazines and contributed many illustrations within.
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The junction of Circular Road with North Bridge Road216 viewsThe junction of Circular Road with North Bridge Road, a couple of hundred yards south of the bridge over Singapore River.
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Fitzpatricks215 viewsFitzpatrick's was the 'other' supermarket in Orchard Road, much further up than Cold Storage, next to Champion Motors (the VW dealers). You could park right outside AND drive off up or down Orchard Road afterwards!
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