After we finished typing up the 1902 Juror's List, I wrote:
There's a new company, Punchard Lowther & Co. They seem to have sprung from nowhere, yet there are already 18 jurors listed as working for that company, making it one of the largest companies on the list. I haven't heard of them before, so I wonder what's their story?
From the newspaper, The Straits Times - 31 July 1900:
Punchard, Lowther and Co the contractors for the Naval Yard Extension Works, at Hongkong, are progressing very favourably with the filling in of the foreshore and with commencing the driving of piles for the dam of the dock.