Copenhagen to Ipoh
by Lisette Staal Williams
Lisette Staal Williams puts her own words and memories to a selection of photos taken by herself and her husband during a British Army posting to Ipoh, Malaysia in the late 1950s. Lisette Staal Williams was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. In February 1957 on a skiing holiday in Norway, she met a young British army officer.
They fell in love and one year later she was a British army wife with The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) and onboard a troopship bound for the Far East. She lived in Ipoh for two years in 1958 & 1959 during the 'Malayan Emergency' conflict.She now shares her collection of photos and memories from her two years in Malaya with family, friends and future generations.
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