Chater Bungalow [????-????]
[80sKid, I've copied your Forum post to this Place, so once we know the answer we can fill in the location. Regards, David.]
Reading the Legco accounts about Chatham Road there's a reference to Chater Bungalow being turned into a playground (at least some of it), though the answer given is somewhat unclear. I know Liz Chater mentioned it in a post about Sir Paul Chater, saying some of it was turned into a golf course. Does anyone know the location? There's only three references on google: here's the legco ref:
Item No. 21: Public Works Extraordinary:―Kowloon, Miscellaneous. Forming
Children's Playground and erecting of sheds etc., $5,500.
HON. MR. J. P. BRAGA.―Is this provision in pursuance of the Government's policy for preserving open spaces in Kowloon?
THE CHAIRMAN.―It was your wish that I should arrange for a playground out of the Chater Bungalow site. It really arises out of your representations that the Chatham Road playground was so unsatisfactory and unsafe that I have been to a great deal of trouble, or rather the Public Works Department has on my behalf, to find another site and the Kowloon Cricket Club has given up a portion of their site.
HON. MR. BRAGA.―In other words, this is a very economical solution of the difficulties which presented themselves to the Government.
April 7 1932