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1930s Arsenal Street

1930s Arsenal Street

Before the route of Queensway / Hennessy Road was straightened out, the trams had to make this turn from Queen's Road into Arsenal Street as they entered Wanchai.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1930


Hi David,

The wording at the bottom edited Wing Lok Street in the entitled photo. I guess it shoud be correct, which is near Des Voeux Road West (The tram turned eastbound to Connaught Road to Western Market). Of course, the photo caption could be wrong!

Regards, Joseph

Hi Joseph,

It certainly looks like the China Fleet Club in the background. Here are some other views for comparison:


So I think the caption printed on the card is wrong in this case.

Regards, David

In the original photo, Queen's Road East is on the right but out of sight. The remaining shophouses on Arsenal Street would be those below on the right and later be demolished for the realignment of the tram tracks to Hennessy Road.

1920s Arsenal Street
1920s Arsenal Street, by Moddsey