Hong Kong Fire Brigade

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:55

Just came across this old colourised photo of the Hong Kong Fire Brigade. It seems to have been taken within a few years of The Great Fire of 1878, judging from the engines on display: One large- and one medium-sized Merryweather and one Shand Mason (the HKFB's first three steam fire engines). I'd say almost certainly 1880s.

Date picture taken


Looks like the photo postcard is of the DVRC side of the City Hall looking east towards the Cricket Club.