New on Gwulo: 2018, week 17
A summary of what's new and updated on Gwulo:
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:
- Any info about Kennitt or Kenneth Stephen Knight ?
- 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.
- 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.
- RTHK is coming up to its 90th birthday. Please can you add any memories or stories of it over the years, whether as ZBW, Radio Hong Kong, or RTHK? Annemarie is specially keen to hear from previous broadcasters.
- When was the company Leigh & Orange founded?
- Tony Banham is giving a talk about his latest book, this Saturday, 28th April.
- ADVANCE NOTICE: I've agreed to be quiz master for a quiz evening arranged by the Royal Asiatic Society on Friday, May 25th. Expect questions about old Hong Kong photos, and some of the odd items we see in the streets. Details to follow.
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