Thank you to everyone who turned up for the public consultation on Sunday, your feedback on the map has been a big help. We’ve also taken note of your numerous suggestions for future publications, and your questions – like, when were the streets named, who lived in the houses in the 50s and 60s. As we continue research for future volumes of Postcards, I’m sure some answers will emerge.
For those of you who were not there, here is the work-in-progress sketch, including our very own Man-in-the-Map (can you spot him?)
The final version, complete with an overlay of our significant trees, together with a collection of past aerial photos, and JTC’s vision of the future, will be exhibited on Saturday, December 8th, at 21 Hyde Park Gate, from 3 to 6 pm. Residents should look out for Sue’s Seletar Chronicle for more details.
10 thoughts on “Bird’s Eye View of Seletar Airbase – Past, Present and Future”
Great sketch. I can see my house (6 Hyde Park Gate) and my school from here! It’s where I lived with Mum and Dad in 1953-55. Fascinating to see it all again during our RAF Seletar Association visit in 2007, where a hundred or so of us landed at Sue Amy’s doorstep for mekan one evening, just after one of your rain showers!
Best wishes to you all and Happy Christmas!
Is that it?
Taking page top as due north why no continuation north east to the area where I and many others laid the heads to rest in the Block s of East Camp etc etc.
Happy memories for a 1955 – 57 snowdrop all the same.
Hi Harry – It was a tough call, and in the end, we decided to create something that the residents of the eighties, nineties and noughties could relate to.
In addition to this map, we are also pulling together various aerial shots and will have an up to date version of the ‘complete’ Airbase. puni 🙂
Hi, the artist here.
Thanks for the comments. Which one was the school? The building round Oxford Street and Hampstead Garden?
As for extending the map East, it would not be possible since it is now a military camp… I would not be able to see what’s there now to draw it. I walked through the rest of the camp to draw all I could see and even sneaked through the hedge to get a better view of the School of Logistics.
The Junior School was the building which spanned the small cross-road near the junction of Hampstead Garden and Oxford Street. I think it also ran a little way down Hampstead Garden. Sadly all very neglected when I saw it in April, as one of the RAF Seletar Assn group.
Fascinating I lived at 21 Knightsbridge with my mother and father and brother in 1959 / 60. The house was still there when i returned to Singapore in Januray 2006..
Hey I lived at 21 Knightsbridge in 1969 with Kim our labrador, I was 10 years old and she was the world to me, we inherited her from the previous residents and we left her to the next incoming residents. Pineapple tree in the garden. What a beautiful bungalow and country.