New on Gwulo: 2018, week 17 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2018, week 17

A summary of what's new and updated on Gwulo:


 

People

Looking for information about:

  • Geoff Sugars asks if you recognise anyone in this photo of his christening, taken at St John's Cathedral in 1940:
    • Christening
  • Any info about Kennitt or Kenneth Stephen Knight ?

 

Memories of:

  • Henry ELGAR [c.1816-1852], lived in Australia and Manila among other places, died at sea on the way to Macau.
  • Roland Albert STRIDE [1907-1994], worked at Lane Crawford, interned at Stanley Camp.
  • Alexander OGILVIE [c.1876-1942], piano tuner who died in Stanley Camp.

 


 

Places

  • Do the Dent's Fountain's lions still exist? They became ornaments to houses in Kowloon Tong and Tsuen Wan in the 1930s when the fountain was demolished, but we don't know what happened after that.
  • Man Kam To control point (1950s) [????-????]
  • Austin Coates's book, "Myself a Mandarin", ends with him spotting a bridge in the New Territories from the plane window as he flies away from Hong Kong. The bridge was a project he'd worked on, and he mentions a plaque bearing his name. Phil has found the bridge and the plaque still exist: Fuk Hing Bridge (復興橋) [1954- ]
  • The mystery building on Kowloon Point has been identified as Sharp & Co.'s building [1895-1912]
  • More about the Palos Pier. Observation spot of Commander Green U.S.Navy [????-????]
  • Postbridge [????-????]
  • Rangel's Labyrinth [????-c.1877]
  • Three generations of Murray Pier: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

 


 

Other

 


 

Photos

"AH" stone
"AH" stone, by Admin

 

Sampan snooze, Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
Sampan snooze, Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, by Gordon Robinson

 

Old House Wong Uk front 2018
Old House Wong Uk front 2018, by LizB

 

AE Ablong IREM 1913.jpg
AE Ablong IREM 1913.jpg, by Dr Anthony Ablong

 

Postbridge circa 1937.  Front entrance.
Postbridge circa 1937. Front entrance., by intrigue

 

Great World and Royal Theatre (1965)
Great World and Royal Theatre (1965), by OldTimer

 

Roland Stride certificate presentation2.jpg
Roland Stride certificate presentation2.jpg, by Tideswell27

 

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