I was delighted to find "Gwulo: Old Hong Kong" on the internet as myfather's family were in Kowloon and I am trying to get info on about it.
My grandfather (Andrew Robert Kinross)was a welder in a shipyard in the tyneside area (UK) and as I understand it all the employees with their families were shipped out to build Kowloon Docks? I was going to pay a visit to see what they built, but was told it is now beneath the new airport ?????
Grandpa died in 1953, and I was in my early teens then, so this may be a bit muddled, as I can't find any reference to anything like that on the internet.....
Anyway, my father and his siblings were born and brought up in Kowloon. My father joined the Royal Indian Navy in World War II, while my mother and I were shipped off to Australia as "Bloody Reffos"
My Father's elder sister was Doreen Handyside who became headmistress of a school in Hong Kong : she died recently after retirement to England. Their brother-in-law was Tom Arendale Martin, also I believe in Hong Kong as his sister (aunt Mil) and children also came to Australia. According to my mother he was a millionnaire, so there MAY be something somewhere about him, though I can't find it.... can you help, please?
regards, Ann Kinross