Hong Kong photos from the 1940s and 50s
Thanks to Siobhan Daiko for sending in these photos. She writes:
I have been sorting through my late mother's photo albums and have found some pics that might be of interest to you.
Before the war my mother Veronica  lived with her parents, Vernon  and Doris Walker , in Broadwood Rd. They lived at no. 4, I think, and I imagine this would have been the view:
Vernon and Doris Walker lived on the Peak in 1941-42 and were there when the Japanese invaded. I think the house was in Plantation Rd., but I can't be sure. Mum died a year ago, unfortunately, so I can't ask her. This was their house:
I think it belonged to the Tramway Co. (my grandfather Vernon Walker was the General Manager of that company after the war), and there are townhouses built on it now. This shows the house next door:
Several photos show trams and works along the tramlines:
Views from a boat
There are some views from a boat trip:
Lai Chi Kok
Finally there are several photos looking out over Lai Chi Kok. We lived there from about 1955-1960 at no. 5 Chung Shan Terrace, ground floor. My father, Douglas Bland , was with Kowloon Wharf, and the flat came with his job. We moved to Braga Circuit afterwards.
Many thanks to Siobhan for sharing her family's photos with us. Please leave a comment below if you can tell us any more about these photos, or click here if you'd like to upload your own photo to the website.
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