New on Gwulo: 2018, week 43 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2018, week 43

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


 

People

Looking for information about:

  • Charles Henry HART [1808-1867], one of the successful bidders for marine lots during the first auction of Hong Kong land in 1841
  • Albert JILLOTT [????-????], a prison officer in Hong Kong for over 30 years
  • Stanley Camp internee William TODD [1916-????]
  • Looking for photos of Terry (Taff) Evans who was a corporal in the British Army in Hong Kong in 1959-61
  • Looking for Alison Ayres, who taught horse-riding in Hong Kong in the 1980s

 

Gwulo happy hour meetup next Tuesday, 6th November - all welcome

Click for details.

 

Memories of:

 


 

Places

 


 

Gwulo book news

Thank you to everyone who replied to last week's message and voted for their favourite cover. Across Facebook, Gwulo and Twitter there were a total of 200 votes, with 78 votes for the children cover and 122 votes for the rickshaw cover. So the rickshaw it is.

Whichever photo you preferred, you can take a closer look at it when you see the book. Both photos appear in the book, enlarged as double-page spreads.

 


 

Other

 


 

Photos

Kowloon Naval Dockyard
Kowloon Naval Dockyard , by Herostratus

 

The Smugglers Inn Hong Kong
The Smugglers Inn Hong Kong, by Spitfire13

 

1955 Happy Valley Market
1955 Happy Valley Market, by eternal1966e

 

View from the Tung Wah Hospital Building
View fron the Tung Wah Hospital Building, by Eternal1966

 

Cyril J CLIFFORD Army Group South Wales Borderers jpg.jpg
Cyril J CLIFFORD Army Group South Wales Borderers jpg.jpg, by Helen Shipley

 

Can anyone identify this building on The Peak:

1920s Peak Building
1920s Peak Building, by eternal1966e

 

1954 Blake Pier
1954 Blake Pier, by eternal1966e

 

1920s Praya East Reclamation Scheme
1920s Praya East Reclamation Scheme, by Moddsey

 

Squatter Villages
Squatter Villages, by David Brian

 

1886 - Rate Books - The Peak
1886 - Rate Books - The Peak, by annelisec

 

1920s Carnarvon Road
1920s Carnarvon Road, by Moddsey

 

Hong Kong Mint, Front Elevation
Hong Kong Mint, Front Elevation, by UK National Archive

 

1951 Melbourne Hotel - Mody Road
1951 Melbourne Hotel - Mody Road, by eternal1966e

 

HONG KONG2 Hong Kong British Empire Day May 1933 3a-page-001.jpg
HONG KONG2 Hong Kong British Empire Day May 1933, by 2ik7ns-AW_

 

HONG KONG2 Hong Kong British Empire Day May 1933 2a-page-001.jpg
HONG KONG2 Hong Kong British Empire Day May 1933, by 2ik7ns-AW_

 

HONG KONG2 Hong Kong British Empire Day May 1933 1a-page-001.jpg
HONG KONG2 Hong Kong British Empire Day May 1933, by 2ik7ns-AW_

 

1954 South China Stadium
1954 South China Stadium, by Eternal1966

 

1965 Hilton Hotel
1965 Hilton Hotel, by Eternal1966

 

1920 North Point Power Station - Rowing Race
1920 North Point Power Station - Rowing Race, by Eternal1966

 

Click to see all recently added photos.

Happened to see in David's Welcome message explaining that gwu lo means 古老, old or ancient.

I always thought gwu lo meant 鬼佬, HK folks' nickname for the foreigners. 

Chuckle, chuckle.

Andy