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Funeral Procession - Mongkok

Funeral Procession - Mongkok
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1950


It looks like one of the long north-south roads. There's a street name on the left of the photo, but just too small for me to make out the words.

Regards, David

Hi there,

The street sign likely resembled Nam Cheong Street.  Actually there are not too many streets that wide in Kowloon.  Namely Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan Road, Waterloo Road & Nathan.  

Cheung Sha Wan Road and Lai Chi Kok Road are intersecting with Nam Cheong Street alright.  If it is Nam Cheong Street, the wide street towards the vanishing point would be either Lai Chi Kok Road or Cheung Sha Wan Road.  The Nam Cheong Street nullah is not visible.

Just best guess.


I agreed with T., it looks like Nam Cheong St.

Thanks for the identification. Looking at a 1947 map (Plate 4-7, Mapping Hong Kong), only Lai Chi Kok Rd had buses (#2 & #12), so I'll guess it's that junction.

Corrections welcome!

Regards, David

The background seems to show the buildings on Nathan Road.  If so, these buses have just turned onto Lai Chi Kok Rd (#2 from Nathan Road and #12 from Shanghai St.   In the 1950s, #2 ran between Yen Chow St and at TST, and #12 between Lai Chi Kok amusement park and Jordan Harbour.  This intersection was the frequent scene where able dual-coolies carried the fish (and water) on their shoulders  from the shore to the fish market.  Two blocks from this intersection, in 1950, a half-dozen policemen with shields and batons stopped my #12 bus.  Everyone had to get out of the bus and adult males frisked for any consealed weapons.   

Greetings  The old photo shows on the right a sign for Mung Hing Sewing Machine Shop second unit from the alley.  Current Google street view shows a company with the same name on the same location 241 Lai Chi Kok Road.   Regards,   Peter