All set for the ‘Big Day’
The year was 1957…
…when Lido Theatre had its grand opening. Thanks to Hong Soon Keong, we have here a photograph taken outside the cinema before the opening. It shows the Band of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Lincolnshire Regiment of Taiping by the kind permission of the Commanding Officer, Lt Col S G Doulson performing outside the Lido Theatre.
74 years ago…
74 years ago, in 1945, the Allied Forces won the Second World War (WW II). Although not taken in Ipoh, this first page of The Illustrated London News shows the The King and The Queen of England, with their princesses, acknowledging the cheers of their people on the afternoon of victory day. Can you believe it’s been 74 years since WW II ended? :O
Local Football Heroes
The picture shows the Perak XI Football Team (back 1957), in Ipoh. Do you remember them?