New on Gwulo: 2018, week 45 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2018, week 45

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


 

People

Memories of:

  • 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

 


 

Places

 


 

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.

Map from Gwulo book, Volume 2

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!

 


 

Other

 


 

Photos

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?

Lady in HK.jpg
Lady in HK.jpg, by Unknown

 

Where were these taken?

Border check point ? But where-1957
Border check point ? But where-1957, by Bryan Panter

 

Wo Fung Street in Fanling
Help please - Unknown district-1957, by Bryan Panter

 

 

These have already been identified:

Tin Hau temple, Sai Kung
Tin Hau temple, Sai Kung, by Bryan Panter

 

Flower stalls
Flower stalls, by john.brewer

 

Cheung Chau
Cheung Chau, by 2ik7ns-AW_

 

House of Mr. Russell
House of Mr. Russell, by hfsiu

 

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.

Central Hong Kong, Silent Zone.
Central Hong Kong, Silent Zone., by Ball, Ted (1953-57)

 

LSW Soap Box races Xmas 1954.
LSW Soap Box races Xmas 1954., by Ball Graham (1954-55)

 

LSW from Cape Collinson road 1954.
LSW from Cape Collinson road 1954., by Ball Graham (1954-55)

 

Finally, some of the other photos that are new on the site:

R.E.M.E. Light aid detachment to 1st Royal Tank Reg. Sek Kong 1957
R.E.M.E. Light aid detachment to 1st Royal Tank Reg. Sek Kong 1957, by Bryan Panter

 

Royal Mail Launch with Kowloon dockyard in background
Royal Mail Launch with Kowloon dockyard in background, by Herostratus

 

1956 Kai Tak Airport
1956 Kai Tak Airport, by Eternal1966

 

Mansfield Road Government Quarters from Mount Gough circa 1972.JPG
Mansfield Road Government Quarters from Mount Gough circa 1972.JPG, by ole_vet

 

Mount Gough Hong Kong houses c 1972_2.JPG
Mount Gough Hong Kong houses c 1972_2.JPG, by ole_vet

 

TST from the harbour
TST from the harbour, by john.brewer

 

Lindy's Restaurant Advert 1980
Lindy's Restaurant Advert 1980, by Klaus

 

GILMAN MOTORS-Hillman Minx-Extra Power Elegance, Safety and Comfort
GILMAN MOTORS-Hillman Minx-Extra Power Elegance, Safety and Comfort, by IDJ

 

Click to see all recently added photos.