New on Gwulo: 2018, week 51 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2018, week 51

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


 

People

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!

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Memories of:

 


 

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:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • 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.

 


 

Places

 


 

Other

 


 

Photos

Wan Chai street scene b.
Wan Chai street scene b., by Ivan Croucher

 

1929 Water Rationing
1929 Water Rationing, by Eternal1966

 

Hong Kong Chinese Children. Kam Tin 1958
Hong Kong Chinese Children. Kam Tin 1958, by Bryan Panter

 

Yuen Long shops b.
Yuen Long shops b., by Bill Connell

 

R.A.F. Avro York and Hastings Kai Tak.
R.A.F. Avro York and Hastings Kai Tak., by Bill Connell

 

Unloading cans of rice Old Kowloon City
Unloading cans of rice Old Kowloon City, by IDJ

 

Old Kowloon City near Kai Tak
Old Kowloon City near Kai Tak, by IDJ

 

Old Kowloon City from "The Hill of King of the Sung"
Old Kowloon City from "The Hill of King of the Sung", by IDJ

 

Cafe Wiseman
Cafe Wiseman, by IDJ

 

1967 Observatory Road
1967 Observatory Road, by Eternal1966

 

GDL direction slab, Shatin Pass
GDL direction slab, Shatin Pass, by Admin

 

1880s Harbour Master's Office
1880s Harbour Master's Office, by Moddsey

 

1963 Shatin Heights Hotel
1963 Shatin Heights Hotel, by Moddsey

 

Dairy Farm cover.
Dairy Farm cover, by Brian Campion

 

Dairy Farm inner.
Dairy Farm inner, by Brian Campion

 

Queens Road Central Looking West 1900s
Queens Road Central Looking West 1900s, by Herostratus

 

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