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Happy Birthdays

I wanted a Birthday-themed photo for this week, and remembered this one:

1950s (?) Children's party

It's definitely a party of some sort, check out the bottles of pop and cake-shop food:

1950s (?) Children's party

But the other photo that came with it shows such a

1969 Heading to the beach to cool off

When: A hot summer's day in 1969 [1]. 

Who: The man on the left looks a bit over-dressed, but the others are ready for the beach:

People

Birthday Buildings in 2014

Looking through Gwulo's list of buildings, how many have a major birthday this year? Lets start with those that have made it to 50 ...


50 years old

Not very exciting, is it? The best-known building on the list is a carpark!

You can see it on the left edge of this 1979 photo of TST. It's about about half way down, next to the golden-coloured Sheraton Hotel:

Tsim Sha Tsui May 1979

If you have any sentimental attachment to this carpark (!), you'd better visit soon. The site goes up for auction at the end of this month.


75 years old

Views along the tram line in the 1930s

Join us on a tram-ride through 1930s Hong Kong:


You can click on any of the titles or photos above to visit that photo's page. Many have larger copies of the photo, and additional information about the view.

Thank you to everyone who uploaded the photos shown above. If you have any other views along the tramline from the 1930s, please can you upload them for us to see? Here's how to upload a photo: http://gwulo.com/node/2076

Regards, David

Also on Gwulo.com this week:

Fergus MacDermot is uploading his grandmother's memoir of growing up in Wei Hai Wei and Hong Kong in the early 20th century: 

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The Beatles in Hong Kong - 8th June, 1964

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1964
Places shown in this photo: 

John Lennon

Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Beatles

President Hotel, Nathan Road

The Beatles signed this for Wes Epae, 50 years ago on the 8th of June, 1964. 

Wes was a

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