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Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow


Photo courtesy of the late Bro. Vincent Corkery

After the Japanese surrendered in 1945 many Victory Parades were held, in Malaya as well as other parts of the world, to mark the occasion. The largest was said to have taken place in London, on 8th June 1946. Our featured photograph today is that of the Army Cadet Force of St Michael’s Institution, marching through the streets of Ipoh. We believe this parade was held on 6th January 1946.

I’m sure some of you can guess WHICH famous street in Ipoh this is!

  1. Ipoh Remembered says:

    I’d say Warmonger is right. The marchers are on Brewster Road, at the corner with Laxamana Road. The photographer was standing near the old Lok Lum Club, where today one finds Yik Foong.

    The building visible on the corner diagonally opposite was built by Chua Cheng Bok in the early ’30s. It still stands (it’s a bank now, I think, and its original facade is obscured).

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