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Gun Club Hill School, HK. July 1961.jpg

Gun Club Hill School, HK. July 1961.jpg

In the late 50s and early 60s our family was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to live in HK whilst our father served there as a Petty Officer in  the Royal Navy. My three eldest brothers and two sisters arrived there in  1958 and with some additional baggage (me) we left in December 1961 to return to North Wales. My father retired from the navy in December 1965. Both parents have sadly passed but as a child I remember them talking fondly  of their time in HK. Unfortunately, I have no recollection  of my time there but at family gatherings my siblings often recount their memories of exciting times there.

Whilst in HK our family lived in  Seymour flats, Robinson Road on the island  and 136 Argyle Street, Kowloon. It was whilst in Argyle Street my oldest sister - Glenda Roberts attended Gun Club Hill School. I recently received this photograph dated July 1961 from her then aged 11 yrs old. .In the picture Glenda is sitting in the front row second on the right from the form  teacher -Mr Victor Fairhall . All these "kids" are probably in their 70s by now but my sister can  remembers some of her classmates names as follows: Were you in the same class ?

Back row L-R:

  • 1. Vicky ?
  • 2. Lynne ?
  • 3. Guy WILSON
  • 4. Alistair?
  • 5. ?
  • 6. ?
  • 7. David  ?
  • 8. ?
  • 9. Laurence ?
  • 10. ?

Front row L-R:

  • 1.Graham ?
  • 2. Nadine ?
  • 3. ?
  • 4. ?
  • 5. Form Teacher Mr Victor Fairhall.
  • 6. Frances ?
  • 7. Glenda ROBERTS
  • 8.? ...good swimmer !!
  • 9. ?
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, July 1, 1961


I am in that photo & my name is Guy & my surname is WILSON. I think she was also in my class in 1959-60, teacher Mr Simpson. I have the class photo for that year and the annual prize giving 1961 showing Glenda. I will try to upload a couple of photos to the site.

Hi Guy,

Many thanks for your response, my sister will be thrilled to see the pics if you can find them.

I'm trying to persuade her to join Gwulo herself !


Glenda is in at least one of them. Hope she has good memories of her time at Gun Club School. I joined the Army & served in Hong Kong from 1982 -1984. I worked in Gun Club barracks next to the school. One of my daughters was born in the Hong Kong military hospital. You are right about our age, I am 70.

Hi Guy,

Thanks for sharing the pics, great snapshots of moments in time. Its also fantastic that the Gwulo site is here to save and display them for posterity. My sister is standing directly behind Mr Simpson in the class pic and I think its her in profile on the left of the prize giving pic.I could not see her in the nativity scenes but we have some pictures of a fantastic kids christmas party somewhere which I think were taken at the fleet club. If the lockdown continues here in the UK no doubt we will dig up some more old "kodak memories" and post them.


Hello Taffy. Please give my regards to Glenda. I wonder how many of our class of 59 - 61 are still with us, especially with this Coronavirus outbreak? Stay safe. Guy