Memories of Singapore

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Portsdown Road at the end of the school day240 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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Here's a picture from a Christmas 1968 concert239 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 stars235 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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after assembly233 viewsA nice shot of the main buildings at PPJS with a class returning to its classroom after assembly
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2nd Netball Team 1969232 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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The school in the background now is Tanglin Trust228 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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Friday Recorder Group226 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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after a typical rainstorm223 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 Road222 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 Ridge220 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 Road218 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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Fitzpatricks218 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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