Family Slide night at RAF Seletar in the 1960s

This is a colour slide of a family or group of friends sitting down and preparing to spend the evening looking at some projected slides.

I believe this is in the interior of the servicemen’s quarters at the RAF Seletar base in Singapore, and that the group here are RAF personnel. It’s interesting to see that the projector looks like a Rollie medium format projector since the slides I have (including the one that provided this image) are all 127 medium format slides.

Update: A comment from Robin Lewin, who runs a site dedicated to memories of RAF Seletar has identified the people in this picture! They are, as far as he can remember, Ken and Joan Lightfoot on the left, then a woman who at the moment is unknown but the man on the right is someone called Stan Turner. Many thanks to Robin for supplying this information.

Further Update: It looks as if the two people in the picture are not, after all, Ken and Joan Lightfoot. Their daughter confirms that the people shown in the picture are another couple.

Looking around there is a distinctly 1960s look to the room with the interlocking square shelves, the highly patterned colourful carpet and the armchairs with wooden legs which extend up to also create the arms, but the item which caught my eye is on the smaller of the two tables. There is an item that looks like a butter dish, but on closer inspection it is an ashtray with the words “Framroz’s Aeriated Waters” written on it. A bit of research led to me discovering that this was the name of a company founded in Singapore which made Aeriated (fizzy) water and were famous enough to have other items emblazoned with their name. A bit like buying a sweat shirt with ‘Coca Cola’ on these days I guess.

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Entertainment | Family or Group | Residential Property
Date Picture Taken:
estimate 1960 - 1969

Slide night

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3 thoughts on “Family Slide night at RAF Seletar in the 1960s

  1. The couple on the left are Ken & Joan Lightfoot, both members of the Seletar Theatre Club. The other man is Stan Turner who was also a member of The Seletar Theater Club. This dates these photos between 1962 and 1965.

  2. Hello I am the eldest daughter of Ken and Joan Lightfoot and the people in this photo are not them. I remember the theatre club and and was in some of the productions, Aladdin, Dick Whittington and others.

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