15HKG Scouts Outing, c1950, 1

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 19:04

15HKG Scouts Outing, c1950, 1

Scouts in uniform going on an outing and crossing a primitive-looking bridge at a beach or dried river bed.

Location unknown.

Date picture taken


Hi There,

I am sort of unable to match up the skyline of Ham Tin Wan at the moment.  But it would be more difficult to match those in Chai Wai these days.  Hope someone could make out the white building in the background.


I think this is the bridge over the Wang Tong creek at Silvermine bay. On the left hand side background is the southern end of Peng Chau with Lamma (Mt Stenhouse) behind it.

Hi Phil,

If it had been Mui Wo, the islands to be seen looking eastwards would likely be Sunshing Island and Hei Ling Chau.

Interesting though.  I vaguely remember the original 5 cent bridge further east at Chung Hau was sort of a mixed wooden\concrete draw bridge in the 1970's.  But the bridge at Wang Tong was already a concrete one.  No idea if it had been something like this.

Don't know if there are any aerial photos that old of the area......


As Moddsey mentions, this is not the "5 cent bridge". That bridge crosses "River Silver". I am talking about the one that crosses Wang Tong creek which empties out on the beach. Both are visible in the photo link I posted above.