|Mum, surrounded by plants - Coleus, Caladiums etc.
Here is the house in which we lived, in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. It was right next to the race-course.
|16 Thompson Road, Ipoh
Note the massive garden - I think it was about 2 acres in total.
Here is the office in which my Dad worked - The Perak River Hydro-Electric Power Co. Ltd. He was the Chief Accountant of the firm.
|Perak Hydro offices
Here is a view of a prominent Ipoh landmark - the railway station.
Here is the "padang", which serves as parade-ground, sports field etc.
Here is the Court House.
|The Court House
Here is the archway erected to celebrate Merdeka, or Independence, from Britain in August 1957.
|The Merdeka arch
Here is a view of the Swimming Club, scene of many happy memories.
|The Swimming Club
I know that some of my readers live in Malaysia, so I wonder if anyone can tell me what those places in Ipoh look like now.
But now what I'm most interested in, evidence of my Mum's love of plants (flowers in this case). In the collection of slides there are lots of pictures of flowers and flowering trees, mostly taken in our own garden.
|Flame of the Forest
Here's a picture of our lovely cat Fluffy - obviously a fan of the flowers too (though I suspect she had just been drinking water from that very impressive cut-glass vase...)
And finally, here's a photo of Yours Truly, aged about 7, on his first bike (shared with brother Paul).
So, the photos are rather faded, but the memories they evoke for me are nonetheless vivid...