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1953 Peking Road

1953 Peking Road
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1953


If Ho Tung Mansions are the building on the very left side, the left road should be Ashley Road and the next building along Peking Road should be Old Chinese Houses on Peking Road [c.1900-c.1972]. The photographer probably stood at the junction of Peking and Hankow Road. Signs of Lee Kee can be seen on this junction e.g. here.


Yes, the photographer was near the junction of Hankow and Peking Roads looking west. Interesting to see the sign of Lee Kee in later years.

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1950s Peking Road
1950s Peking Road, by Moddsey

Above the Lee Kee sign is one reading Henry's Cafe. There was a post by cookie regarding this cafe, but he said it was located in the Chungking Arcade (which isn't far away). Is this another one or was his memory wrong?

No clue. Enjoy the old scenes.

Sign for "Three Horses Beer" . New one on me,and I have extensive and expensive experience of the brew.

Hi Klaus. Revisited your post. As noted here , Henry's Cafe was situated at 21 Chung King Arcade. The move to the premises on Peking Road may have occurred later. (Update) - Address: 6 Ashley Road.

6 Ashley Road is the address given in the 1907 Ladies Directory for Mrs C.A. Warnes, half-sister of my grandmother, Hannah Warren. Is this the same address, or has the numbering moved? At the moment Gwulo is giving 6 Ashley Road, Kowloon as "Condition Unknown" - so is it now Henry's Cafe, or have I misunderstood? See https://gwulo.com/node/32273#13/22.2913/114.1555/Map_by_ESRI-Markers/100