Southwest stand at Happy Valley Racecourse [1919-????]

Submitted by David on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 18:18
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed

This building is recognisable by the domes along the roof.

It isn't there in photos of the racecourse from the 1910s, but can be seen in photos from the 1920s.

I guess it was built in 1919, as part of a scheme to build permanent stands to replace the matshed stands that had previously been built in this area of the racecourse. There was a major fire in the matshed stands in 1918.

Moddsey found this in section 41 of the PWD Annual Report for 1919:

The erection, on R.B.L. 33, Happy Valley, of four large stands for the Hongkong Jockey Club was completed early in the year.

It isn't 100% clear they're referring to this stand, but it seems likely.

If you can give any more information about it's construction / demolition dates, or how it was used, please let us know in the comments below.

Regards, David

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