New on Gwulo: 2018, week 51
A summary of what's new and updated on Gwulo:
Looking for information about:
- Brian is looking for information about the DAVIS family, in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. The husband was a banker with HSBC. Initially they lived in the Sun Wah Hotel, then later they were in Stanley Camp.
- Vanessa is documenting the FERREIRA family, and is trying to find the given names of her great great grandfather.
Gwulo meetup on 27th December - hope to see you there!
- Stanley Camp internees:
- George William Calder CRAIG [1909-1987]
- Joseph Frederick CHANNING [1915-1997]
- Vivian Arthur Z GARTON [1890-1966]
- Fakir Mohammed ARCULLI (aka Tubby) [1905-1956]
- Ronald N. RENNIE [????- ]
- Archibald Dougal WYLIE [????-????]
- Charles Reginald ROWCLIFFE [1900-1991]
- Elizabeth NANCE [1917-2013]
- Louis BONNICI [c.1893-1958]
- James Alexander WATSON [????-????]
- Elizabeth Ada TEBBUTT (née HINDMARSH, aka Betty) [1910-????]
- Kathleen Kent GRAY (née DOWNTON) [1914-2001]
- Edith Mary HAMSON (née WOOD) [1911-2003]
- Veronica WILLEY (née THIRLWELL) [????-????]
- James Calder CHALMERS [c.1900-????]
- Margaret Alexandra WILSON (aka Meg) [1893-????]
- Three soldiers in 1941:
- More information about the GARDNER family, including a question about where Wilhelm Gahar GARDNER (aka William) [1834-1875] spent his early years in Asia: Macau or Hong Kong? Also new information about the related DANENBERG family.
- Florence Edith Entwhistle PILE (née BOND) [1876-1969]
- Paul Ka-cheung TSUI (aka BAAG No. 65) [1916-1994]
- Eugenie ZAITZEFF [????- ]
- Alfred Horace Steel STEELE-PERKINS [1886-1963]
- Cheung Yu CHAN [1903-????], BAAG wireless operator.
Gwulo book news
Spreading the word - If you've received your copy of the new Volume 2 and enjoyed reading it (I know several orders that won't be read until Christmas day!), please could you take a moment to tell a friend, or leave a rating / review? If you use any of these sites, they'd be a great place to start: Amazon, Goodreads, LibraryThing. Thanks for helping - word-of-mouth is my best chance to find new readers.
Copies sent worldwide - Not surprisingly, most of the orders for Volume 2 have come from Hong Kong, but we've had orders from a wide range of other countries too:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
A pause in delivery over Christmas - I'm taking a break with the family from December 21-26, so I won't be mailing out any orders over that time. You're still welcome to place your order though, and I'll send it out as soon as the Post Office re-opens after the holidays. Or if you're in Hong Kong you can find copies of Volume 1 & 2 at these bookstores: Bleak House Books - Bookazine - Chung Hwa Book Co. (with branches at the airport) - Commercial Press - Hong Kong Book Centre - Joint Publishing - Kelly & Walsh - Swindon Book Co.
The first mistake in Volume 2 - Thanks to Harry Fynn who wrote in to let me know that I've got battalions and regiments the wrong way around on page 61.
- Klaus tells us about the development of bridges along the route of the Peak Tram, illustrated with then & now photos.
- Can anyone tell us what was inside the Air Raid Shelter in the old Central Police Station site (now Tai Kwun)?
- Can you identify this bomb-damaged house on the Peak, ruined in WW2?
- Happy Retreat / Happy Valley Playground (愉園遊樂場) [c.1898-c.1921]
- Building on western corner of Duddell Street / Queen's Road Central junction [1878-1919]
- Ravencourt - 24 Mount Austin Road [1954-c.1983]
- A timeline of P&T Architects & Engineers Ltd [1871- ], aka Palmer & Turner.
- Moddsey manages to identify the building in this 1950s photo:
- The latest Jurors List is online - thanks to volunteers billagee1, David, Grace, and wingcli for typing up the 1928 Jurors List. Can you spare 30 minutes? Please help us type up a page of the 1929 Jurors List.
- Memories of learning the Praying Mantis martial art in the 1960s.
Click to see all recently added photos.