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Hong Kong 1949 strolling from midlevel to downtown

Michael Rogge's video on YouTube:

Going to the office from MacDonnell Road through Icehouse street to the bank in des Voeux Road Central in the (g)olden days - twenty years old!
See my other 190 video clips here:

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

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

Mysterious marker stone near Wanchai Gap

How can we record films / movies ?

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:

163-169 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long [????- ]

These are a slightly different style from the shophouses in Kowloon and Hong Kong island. If you look at the end-on photo of these shophouses, you'll see the covered area only extends out over half of the pavement. In Kowloon and Hong Kong it usually covers the whole pavement.

Listed buildings: just three weeks left

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:


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