|Princess Elizabeth Park Estate on completion in 1952.|
The hill in the background is Bukit Gombak.
|SIT 7-storey units Nos. 131-136 during construction in 1952. ( later as Blk 23)|
|SIT officials inspecting the construction of artisan quarters|
at Princess Elizabeth Estate 1950.
|School children viewing model of the planned P.E.E. workers'|
artisan quarters at an exhibition at Victoria Memorial Hall 1950.
|Mr Lee Kuan Yew in front of Blk 17 after laying the foundation stone for the new |
Princess Elizabeth Estate Community Centre. 5 May 1963.
(Photo from National Heritage Board PICAS)
|Gotong Royong at PEES in 1974.|
Note the SIT Block 22 in the background.
(Picture from PICAS National Heritage Board)
|The bus terminus at Princess Elizabeth Estate served by SBS #173. (1990)|
|Cubs from PEES at MacRitchie Reservoir Lim Bo Seng Memorial. 4 Nov 1967.|
L-R. Goh Aik Swee, Yum Shoen Yih, Yeo Keng Thiam, James Tann, Babu, Cheng Joo Wei.
We were all in the same class Pri 6A, except for Babu who was in Pri 5.
|My aunt Margaret standing outside Blk 21.|
They used to grow hedges round each block.
In the background is the hill where Popular Estate
and Bamboo Grove Park would be built.
Photo taken in 1960.
You can follow another blog called Good Morning Yesterday by Lam Chun See, who has a thread on Princess Elizabeth Estate. Click the link above to get there. As part of the discussions on the his blog, the following pictures will mean a lot to those chatting there.
|The staff of National Carbon (later called Union Carbide, or popularly Eveready)|
L-R(back): Koh Keng Kwee, Peter Leong, Leong Wah Tim, Tann Yean.
L-R(seated): Lee Teck Hup, Mr Yap, Vincent Danker
(all identified , thanks to Lowy)
|This is Mrs Cheng, my washerwoman and her daughter Lucy.|
The baby is Lucy's charge, my younger sister Josephine.
Thomas Cheng, son of the above Mrs Cheng on his wedding day.
They lived on the slope of Bukit Gombak just below the radar station.
|My PEES Report Book.|
|Personal records 1st Page.|
I was a B.S. ? haha, British Subject at birth!
|This was my Primary 1 results.|
I am too embarrassed to show you the later years.
It was downhill all the way!
My form teacher was Miss Tan Gek Eng ( later Mrs Teo Gek Eng)
|PEE residents having regular coffee sessions.|
Gentlemen on left is Mr Michael Wong of Blk 17 106B,
and Mr Cheong Kim Swee of Blk 17 103A in the middle.
On the right is Mr Teo who married Ms Tan Gek Eng of PEES.
The following 13 photos are not mine. They are from the collection of a Mr Lee Lip Kin.
The thumbnail photos will link you to the National Library Archive site to whom the pictures belong.
All rights belong to National Library Archive. I list the thumbnail links under Fair Use for this blog only.
The comments below the thumbnails are mine.
|Blk 20 on the left with Blk 23 on the right.|
Elizabeth Drive ended at the small carpark that was between Blks 23 & 24.
|Blk 17 (left) and Blk 21 (right). Blk 20 is just out of the right edge.|
The field in front of Blk 20 has a worn path leading from the bus terminus.
A fruit orchard was in front of Blk 17 before PEECC was built there.
|Blk 20 was the longest block in Princess Elizabeth Estate.|
It had 3 stairwells instead of the usual 2 of other blocks.
|Artisan Quarters Blk 11 (left) & Blk 15 (centre), Blk 16 (right)|
|Blk 16 Prince Charles Rise|
Blk 16 was the row of shops #99-#102
#100 was the dhoby shop
#101 was the former PEECC replaced by "no. 10" provision shop
#102 was the 'Ah Pui" coffee shop.
|Philip Walk (the footpath)|
Artisan Quarters Blk 10 (left), Blk 8 (right- on Clarence walk)
& Blk 9 (behind Blk 8)
The football field was in front of Blks 9 & 10.
|Clarence Walk Blk 8 (left) & Blk 7 (right)|
|Prince Charles Rise, Blk 17(left), Blk 18 (right).|
The later PEE C.C. was built on this field.
|The bus stop at Hillview Ave beside Blk 3.|
Blk 3 (Left) & Blk 2 (Right)
|Clarence Walk is the footpath in front of Blk 8.|
The track across the field was a shortcut created by pedestrian traffic.
|Two young residents of the former P. E. estate.|
Can anyone identify them?
|Chandra, 11, from PEES streaks away from rivals barefooted.|
National Primary Schools Athletic Meet at Chinese High School. 1971.
(SPH Photo courtesy of Prof Noordin Mohd Yusof)
|Mr Lee Kuan Yew laying the foundation stone of|
P.E.E. C.C. on 5th May 1963
|The Chartered Bank at Hillview Road in 1957|
|Princess Elizabeth Estate School 1974.|
Teacher on left is Mrs Teo Gek Eng.
(Appreciate assistance to identify the others)
|Mr & Mrs Ronald Lim on their wedding day Nov 1966|
Ronald Lim was the Organising Secretary at PEE C.C.
|The field in front of Blk 21.|
This was the smallest in the estate due to the bus terminus.
|Beside PEES Elizabeth Drive|
|Elizabeth Drive bet Blk 21 and PEE School.|
Notice the narrowness which barely allowed 2 cars to pass.
The school tuckshop in the background
|The car park beside Blk 17 (in front of blk 21) c.1966.|
The #173 bus terminated at this car park.
Notice the market stalls of the 'old market' on the left.
|The same carpark. 4 lots for buses can be clearly seen.|
Hillview Estate Blks 3 & 2 on the left. c. 1980s
(Due to objections from my sister, she's now 'the shadow'.)
|Family posing by the 'big field' at P.E.E.|
Blk 12 artisan quarters on top left background.
|Mr Lee Kuan Yew at PEE C.C.|
1971 National Day Celebrations
Mr Chor Yeok Eng, MP for Bukit Timah on left
|The demolition of the old Hillview HDB Estate in 2005.|
Residents were resettled under SERS to Bukit Batok New Town
|Anyone can identify them?|
Baby has been identified as Tony Cheong Lye Hock
with his mother Auntie Cho-cho of Blk 17.
(thanks to Chan Kum Sung)
|P.E.E.S Sports Day Results 1961.|
Any names familiar to you?
I can only identify with Nigel Moss in the High Jump,
& Mrs Gonzales in the Parents race.
|Advert for the terrace houses at Jalan Zamrud|
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Luminaries of Princess Elizabeth Estate
Luminaries of Princess Elizabeth Estate
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