Some of the memories being shared over at the RAF Seletar forum. Now, if we can only figure out where exactly the building is today?
I was a member of the club between 1955-57 and again from 1959 to 62. I remember the Drama Festivals over the years and enjoyed being involved in them….it was a very successful club and holds lots of happy memories for my wife and me.
Lew was a member (The Sound Man) of the Seletar Theatre Club from 1962 until the end of his tour in Oct 1963.
The club was very successful during that time, putting on six or seven productions a year and winning the Services Drama Festival in 1962. However, when preparations for the 1963 Festival were in full swing, disaster stuck. In the afternoon of 6th August 1963 fire destroyed everything inside the Theatre and only the shell was left. When I left at the end of Oct 63 negotiations were still going on with the insurance company.
The Theatre Club was going full tilt and showing no sign of any fire when I was a member there. I joined in late 1968 and remained a member right up to the end of my extended tour in March 1971. They put on many productions and always to full houses. My job there was assisting with stage construction sometimes – but nearly always taking care of backdrops. My arty talents such as they were were put to use creating the posters and designing the programs for most of the productions that were on during my time there.