New on Gwulo: 2018, week 35
A summary of what's new and updated on Gwulo:
- 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.
Looking for information about:
- Phyllis Irene FINCH [1901-1976], Methodist missionary and Stanley Camp internee.
- Looking for members of the Barton family
- Louis DE ROME [1887-????], interned at Stanley
- Norman Dunn MEFFAN [1890-????] and Thomas John Blackwell MACINTYRE [1901-????] worked at Taikoo Dockyard and were interned at Stanley
- Ronald WILBY [1926-????], Hong Kong civil servant
- Please can any Chinese readers help translate these notes about the Kew family?
- Paul Balaam
- Billy Tingle
- Frederick Howard KEW (aka Fred) [1874-1952]
- The people in this 1931 photo of Kowloon Union Church have been identified
- Remembering life around the Jordan Road / Nathan Road area
- Can any readers add memories of the International Women's Club [1933-????]
- The end of summer holidays has triggered several readers' school memories
- More about the Torpedo Depot / Kowloon Naval Yard / Government Dockyard [????-????]
- The 1950s Horse Riding School near Shouson Hill & PG Farm [????-????]
- Summer retreat of JJ dos Remedios [1860-????], one of the first modern buildings in Pokfulam
- A couple of traces of old Kowloon:
- 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:
- 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?
- Mike has posted his first driving licence from Hong Kong, issued 49 years ago. Are there any older Hong Kong driving licences out there?
- One of the old cast-iron street name signs has reappeared
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