Submitted by David on Sat, 2015-11-21 16:40
Can we work out who owned these photos? Here are the clues so far...
What: All the photos are connected with this launch, named Paula:
The seller didn't keep any of the photos' captions, but I think this was taken off <Read more ...>
Submitted by David on Tue, 2015-11-17 17:00
Join us for a walk along Lugard Road, chatting about its history. Here is the link to listen to the show: http://podcast.rthk.org.hk/podcast/item_epi.php?pid=164&lang=en-US&id=62986
I'll include notes and photos below, with the time as it is shown on the podcast player. You can click on any photo to see a larger view and more information about the scene.
Thanks to Annemarie for inviting me on to her show, and congratulations on the new format. Starting this week her show has doubled in length to 30 minutes.
01:45 David Bellis - Walk along Lugard Road
- 01:55 - c.1900 photo of the Peak Tram Terminus area
- 04:15 - History of <Read more ...>
Submitted by David on Sun, 2015-11-08 22:05
For my new talk, we'll look through the eyes of different people connected with Hong Kong's harbour. As you'd expect, the Royal Navy are one of the groups we'll look at, both the Navy themselves, and how they affected Hong Kong.
One obvious affect was the Royal Navy's dockyard , a major construction project in the early 1900s, and then employer until it was scaled down at the end of the 1950s. The photo above shows the dockyard's dry dock, also known as a graving dock. The dry dock could be sealed and the seawater pumped out to enable repair work on the parts of a vessel that were usually underwater.
Hong Kong's oldest dry docks were <Read more ...>
Submitted by David on Sun, 2015-11-01 09:00
Two splendid moustaches to celebrate the start of Movember :
What: The photos are each stuck on to thick cards, measuring 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches. This was the most popular format for portrait photos in the late 1800s, and was known as the Cabinet Card.
Where: The photos were taken at a photographer's studio, "Tin Wah" on Pottinger Street.
Who: I don't have any background information about these photos, so what can we find out about them?
They're clearly <Read more ...>