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Amoy's International Settlement

Submitted by David on Mon, 05/24/2010 - 21:27

We're just back from a long weekend in Xiamen, or Amoy as it used to be called. It was opened to British trade in 1842 by the Treaty of Nanking, the same treaty that ceded Hong Kong to the British. And though Amoy's international settlement never matched Shanghai or Hong Kong for size, it beats them soundly in one respect - most of the old settlement is still standing today.

Jubilee Battery's third searchlight [????- ]

Submitted by David on Tue, 05/04/2010 - 18:28

Around 18 months ago I posted up some photos of Jubilee Battery's two searchlight positions. But a few weeks back Rob Weir surprised me by saying there was a third. That seemed strange, as the other times I've seen searchlights mentioned there are just two per battery.

Rob followed up by email with the details: