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courtesy of Ann Kesselring Hamon

No, this was said to be the temporary building for the Anglo Chinese Girls’ School, back in the 1950s. For those of you who don’t know, Anglo Chinese Girls’ School (or ACGS Ipoh) later became Methodist Girls’ School (MGS). Of course, the MGS building now looks nothing like this one pictured above.

MGS Alumni, we’d love to hear from you! 🙂

  1. Ipoh Remembered says:

    Dear felicia

    I’m not sure what is meant by “the temporary building for the Anglo Chinese Girls’ School, back in the 1950s.”

    The link you provide leads to database item 1537 and a photograph of the grand old ACGS main building constructed in the ‘1920s.

    • Ngai C O says:

      Hi,

      Unfortunately, I could only visualise and recall from memory from the days when we played in the school compounds during weekends.

      The building was at the back of the main block at the front behind the Tuck Shop.

      There were a number of buildings besides this one. There was at least one row of ancillary staff quarters and another building standing on posts about 5 feet off the ground. This housed the missionaries that were teaching at the school.

      The grounds backed towards the road where Star Cinema was. Can’t remember the road name.

      • Ipoh Remembered says:

        Dear Ngai C O

        Access to the Star Cinema was from (old) Chamberlain Road: the part of it that’s now called Jalan Chamberlain Hulu. Before the cinema of course there was jungle; then there were houses in the area with large compounds and many trees; and then in 1956 the cinema was built by one Mr. Lal. The building is still there, I think, but I don’t know if it is being used.

        From what is now Jalan Chamberlain Hulu there was a little road that led into the cinema’s car park and then, keeping to the left of the cinema building, the little road went on to meet Jalan Yang Kalsom.

        On the right side of the cinema, at first there was no through road from Jalan Chamberlain Hulu. Later a road was built. You may remember some automobile show-rooms there in the ’60s and ’70s. Today this road is called Jalan Hussein. (If someone could tell me which Hussein is being remembered, I’d appreciate it.)

    • felicia says:

      Hi Ipoh Remembered.
      “the temporary building for the Anglo Chinese Girls’ School” was what our donor wrote on the slides (which this photo was scanned from). 1950s was a rough guess. Of course the link we provided shows another building.

      Was wondering if the building shown on the blog was still around somewhere in the current MGS compound…or perhaps it made way for one of the school blocks.

      • Ipoh Remembered says:

        Dear felicia

        I don’t recognize this building but it seems that Ngai C O does:

        The building was at the back of the main block at the front behind the Tuck Shop.

        Does that help in your quest?

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