New on Gwulo: 2018, week 35

Submitted by David on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 20:25

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


What's On

  • Howard Elias is leading a tour of the Jewish Cemetery in Happy Valley on Sunday afternoon, September 16th. This is a repeat of last year's tour, which I enjoyed very much. Click for details and how to reserve a place.



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Memories of:







  • The comments on last week's photo "View of Central Harbour from West Point" have a wealth of information about the development of the area and the shipping companies that operated there. Well worth a read.
  • Barbara Anslow's book, Tin Hats and Rice, had a good review in the SCMP
  • If you're researching family members who worked at Taikoo, consult the Taikoo Dockyard staff register
  • Volume 2 of the Gwulo book rumbles forward, with the draft text just sent to be scrutinised by the editor
  • If you're a fan of 1970s Hong Kong, lose yourself in 1500+ photos of 1972 HK by Nick de Wolf
  • Are "Hong Kong Magistrates Court records 1910ish" available?
  • Looking for landmarks and places related to the East India Company in Hong Kong
  • The reason for this belch of smoke explained:
    • 1951 North Point Power Station
      1951 North Point Power Station, by Eternal1966
  • Jill's family has this set of napkins and boiled egg mats, believed to come from 1930s Hong Kong. She asks if anyone else has something similar?
    • Boiled egg mats.JPG
      Boiled egg mats.JPG, by Jill
  • Mike has posted his first driving licence from Hong Kong, issued 49 years ago. Are there any older Hong Kong driving licences out there?
      HKG DRIVING LICENCE.jpg, by mike
  • One of the old cast-iron street name signs has reappeared
    • Percival Street cast iron street sign emerges
      Percival Street cast iron street sign emerges, by scottp




Cotton Warehouse on Wanchai Road
Cotton Warehouse on Wanchai Road, by Herostratus


Tsim_Sha_Tsui_Aerial_view_1975, by Ken93110


Whiteaway's Advert 1963.jpg
Whiteaway's Advert 1963.jpg, by mike


CostPlus Advert 1963.jpg
CostPlus Advert 1963.jpg, by mike


Charles Hardouin & Paul Beau Steamers
Charles Hardouin & Paul Beau Steamers, by Herostratus


Des Voeux Road West looking towards & Connaught Road
Des Voeux Road West looking towards & Connaught Road , by Herostratus


Aerial View of Observatory
Aerial View of Observatory, by Herostratus


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