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Kennedy Town, Dragon boat races

Kennedy Town, Dragon boat races
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The extremely long wooden dragon boats were some of the most elegant boats that I have ever seen.  Do any still survive?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1958

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Given that Green Island can be seen behind, I guess one is looking at the Chung Sing Benevolent Society Bathing Pavilion off Victoria Road where the Dragon Boat races were held. A photo from 1958 of the Governor attending the races can be viewed here

That sounds just about spot on.  I have a feeling that it was a swimming pavilion.

Andrew