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Mysterious marker stone 24 near Wanchai Gap [????- ]

Submitted by David on Fri, 07/24/2009 - 11:40

I saw this one yesterday, but have no idea what it's for.


If you walk down Aberdeen Reservoir Road from Wan Chai Gap, it's up on the right, just where the Hong Kong Trail branches off from the road.

The left side of the stone has the text '<- 24' engraved, pointing along the Hong Kong trail. The other side has the text '242 ->', pointing along a muddy looking trail that leads off to the right. There are traces of red paint in the engravings.

Can anyone explain what it was for?

How can we record films / movies ?

Submitted by David on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 09:04

After a gentle reminder from Phil, it's time to think about how we'll add films to the catalogue of Hong Kong's history. Here are my ideas - your comments are very welcome.

The idea is that films are a good source of information about old Hong Kong. Initially, because they show old buildings and places that have been demolished.

I can think of three main types of film:

Listed buildings: just three weeks left

Submitted by David on Fri, 07/10/2009 - 08:23

The Antiquities & Monuments Office will stop accepting comments on their propsed changes to the listed buildings on 31 July. So, if you've got anything to say, better get a move on! Their email address is amo@lcsd.gov.hk

I sent them this message yesterday, noting that no pillboxes on Hong Kong island, or ARP tunnels were included:

Dear Sir,