City of Darkness Revisited - a new edition of the Kowloon Walled City classic

Ian Lambot co-wrote the well-known book about Kowloon Walled City, "City of Darkness". Here I ask Ian about the new and expanded edition, "City of Darkness Revisited".

David: The book is full of beautiful photos - do you have a favourite?

Ian: Where to begin! Should it be the aerial image I took one misty evening in, I think, 1989, which now appears all too regularly – and almost invariably without permission – on any website about the Walled City you care to mention?

1932 Queen's Road Central

Where: This postcard shows the heart of Central, looking east along Queen's Road. The junction on our left leads into Theatre Lane, while the break in the shadows on the right marks the junction with D'Aguilar Street.

Who: Here's a closer view of some of the people on the streets:

People

There were plenty of offices nearby, so they could have beeen working locally. Or they might have been

Who do you recognise?

Who do you recognise in these old group photos?

Joan Izard sent in this photo of Central British School (today called KGV), showing the staff and students in 1939:

1939 Central British School staff & students

Joan can see her brother, Douglas Franklin:

Douglas Franklin

And thinks this is probably

Q&A with Barbara Anslow, part 2 of 2

I met Barbara last week, and asked the questions that you'd sent in. Here is the recording of the second half of our chat. (Subscribers, if you can't see the player below, please view it on the website: http://gwulo.com/node/19021)

Below the player I've listed the time when each question was asked, so you can jump straight to it if you like.

If you'd like to ask Barbara any more questions, please leave a comment below.

Finally, thank you to everyone who sent in questions, and of course a big thank you to Barbara.

Regards, David 

Q&A with Barbara Anslow, part 1 of 2

I met Barbara last week, and asked the questions that you'd sent in. Here is the first part of our chat.

Below the player I've listed the time when each question was asked, so you can jump straight to it if you like.

If you'd like to ask Barbara any more questions, please leave a comment below.

Regards, David 

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