Submitted by David on Wed, 2014-11-05 18:00
I hope you'll join me for two of my favourite things: a walk in the countryside, and a chance to learn something new about Hong Kong's history.
This ancient trail is reckoned to be one of the oldest man-made structures still surviving in Hong Kong. There isn't a firm date for when it was built, but it is estimated to be several hundred years old. It was certainly already around when the British leased the New Territories, as it appears on their first survey maps of the area.
Boulder Trackway, by Guy Shirra
Long before any railways or highways, these boulder trackways carried people and trade between the main towns and villages. The one we'll follow originally connected <Read more ...>
Submitted by David on Sat, 2014-11-01 22:00
Thanks to Gordon Randall for sharing these photos with us. They were taken while he was serving with the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force (HKAAF) between 1949 and 1953.
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HE Arrives Outside Peninsula Hotel
Flt Lt T P Styles and Plt Off Sandy Wigram Lead the March Past
Submitted by David on Sat, 2014-10-25 17:00
Thanks to Siobhan Daiko for sending in these photos. She writes:
I have been sorting through my late mother's photo albums and have found some pics that might be of interest to you.
Before the war my mother Veronica  lived with her parents, Vernon  and Doris Walker , in Broadwood Rd. They lived at no. 4, I think, and I imagine this would have been the view:
Vernon and Doris Walker lived on the Peak in 1941-42 and were there when the Japanese invaded. I think the house was in Plantation Rd., but I can't be sure. Mum died a year ago, unfortunately, so I can't ask her. This was their house: <Read more ...>
Submitted by David on Sat, 2014-10-18 16:30
Thank you to Janet Hayes for these photos taken in Hong Kong in 1897 (click any photo to see a larger copy and more information):
Procession to the thanksgiving service
Submitted by David on Wed, 2014-10-15 07:53
Last night I was very happy to receive the Heritage Preservation Award, one of the SCMP's "The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards" for 2014. <Read more ...>