Views along the tram line in the 1930s | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Views along the tram line in the 1930s

Join us on a tram-ride through 1930s Hong Kong:

1930s Kennedy Town Fruit Market

1937 Typhoon damage - Kennedy Town


1930s Des Voeux Road Central

1930s Des Voeux Road Central (Looking west towards Wing On)

1935 Des Voeux Rd

Des Voeux Road near the junction with Rumsey Street

Sun Sun Cafe, Des Voeux Rd

1930s Junction of Des Voeux Road Central and Wing Lok Street

Des Voeux Rd

c.1935 Des Voeux Road at Central Fire Station

1930s Des Voeux Rd Central near Central Fire Station

c.1935 Des Voeux Road Central

1930s Des Voeux Road Central at junction with Pedder Street

Des Voeux Rd near Ice House Street

Bank of East Asia

Tram passing Prince's Building

1930s Murray Road

c.1937 Des Voeux Road near HSBC

1930s Junction of Queen's Road Central and Garden Road

1930s Funeral procession passing cricket pitch

1930s Naval Yard Buildings - Rickshaw Rank

1930s Queensway and Queen's Road East

1930s Arsenal Street

1930s Sikh Funeral Procession

1930s Arsenal Street - Retention of Single Blue Building

Trams at the Chinese Methodist Church 1936

1936 Hennessy Road

1930s Western Junction of Hennessy & Johnston Roads

1930 Johnston Road / Luard Rd

1930s China Circus - Wanchai Reclamation Grounds

1930s Junction of Wanchai & Johnston Roads

1930s Hennessy Road.

Tung Tak Pawn Shop on the corner of Marsh Road

1930s Bowrington Canal

1936 Typhoon scene 1

1930s Causeway Road

1930s Taikoo Sugar factory & Duro Paint factory

Taikoo Sugar Refinery, Hong Kong (sw08-110)

Deep cutting on the Shaukiwan (King's) Road in the 1930s

You can click on any of the titles or photos above to visit that photo's page. Many have larger copies of the photo, and additional information about the view.

Thank you to everyone who uploaded the photos shown above. If you have any other views along the tramline from the 1930s, please can you upload them for us to see? Here's how to upload a photo:

Regards, David

Also on this week:

Fergus MacDermot is uploading his grandmother's memoir of growing up in Wei Hai Wei and Hong Kong in the early 20th century: 



Hi David,

Did you purposefully duplicate the photo of Des Voeux Road at Central Fire Station?


Hi Breskvar,

Yes, they're cropped slightly differently so I decided to leave them both in.

Regards, David

It is amazing that Tung Tak Pawn Shop has been in the same building for so long!  I prefer the scene with the balconies -- it is more elegant.

About a month ago, there was a report stating that the building occupied by Tung Tak Pawn Shop and the tong lau (shophouse) building next door may both be demolished soon.  If you have not done so, this is the time to take some photographs.