New on Gwulo: 2018, week 45
A summary of what's new and updated on Gwulo:
- Konrad Hans Traugott GOLL [1947- ], lived & worked in HK 1976-2000.
- William TODD [1916-????], policeman interned in Stanley, awarded Colonial Police Medal.
- Leonard STARBUCK [1911-1953], worked for the Observatory, and probably one of the first prisoners captured by the Japanese in 1941
- Albert JILLOTT [1901-????], prison officer
- Charles Henry HART [1808-1867], one of the bidders in the first land auction in 1841
- Ron FREER [1915- ], fought in Hong Kong in 1941, and now the oldest veteran in this year's march at the Cenotaph in London
- Frederick Stanley Lowing, who died while a prisoner of the Japanese
- Rutter Street [c.1870- ]
- Kowloon Tong in the 1960s
- Collinson Battery DEL South, Cape Collinson [1939- ]
- RAF Kong Wei [????-????], a listening post
- St. Paul's Hospital, Causeway Bay (aka The French Hospital) [1918- ]
- Cherry Hill Lodge, Homantin Hill Road [????-1972]
- HK and Kowloon Taxicab Company's Garage on Salisbury Road [????-1927], destroyed in a typhoon
- Waverley Terrace at the dockyard in Hung Hom
- Three curious "wells" in Tai Tam Bay, and the story behind them
Gwulo book news
Here's the map from the new Volume 2, to give an idea of the photos it uses, and the areas it covers.
The map is definitely the trickiest part of the book's layout to do. I could feel myself putting off working on it, but eventually it was the last piece of the book that wasn't ready, so there was no escape. I spent several days coming up with what I thought was a good layout, but Lilly the designer took one look at it and said "too complicated!". This is what we've ended up with after she reworked it.
The last of the remaining edits to the layout were signed off on Wednesday night, and the files have been sent to the printer. I'm crossing my fingers that they can deliver the books to me in early December, but they can't confirm a date yet.
Once I do have a firm delivery date, I'll announce a pre-publication special offer, like we had for Volume 1. Stay tuned!
- CORRECTION: Barbara Anslow's talk in London is on the 19th of November, not the 16th as I wrote in the last "New on Gwulo:". I see the event is now fully booked, but it is possible to join the waiting list.
- Working out the size of the real anchor from HMS Tamar
- 27 Jul 1953, Handley Page Hastings crashes at Kai Tak
- Peter (aka OldTimer) recalls sailing from Hong Kong on board the President Wilson in 1964, leaving Hong Kong for Canada. He asks if anyone else who made similar journeys can share their stories.
Contributors have added lots of new photos since the last update. Here are a few that are still unidentified - if you recognise them, please leave a comment on the photo's page.
Who was this lady?
Where were these taken?
These have already been identified:
Andrew is uploading the photos that used to be hosted on the 367 Association's website. That website has recently gone offline, so thanks to Andrew and the association's members for giving the photos a new lease of life here on Gwulo. Here are some samples.
Finally, some of the other photos that are new on the site:
Click to see all recently added photos.