Gwulo in London: Talk on Saturday, 30th March, 2019 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Gwulo in London: Talk on Saturday, 30th March, 2019

I'll present talk #4 to the Friends of the RASHKB in London at the end of March. Non-members are very welcome to attend.

I'll use the projector to show a selection of old Hong Kong photos from my collection onscreen, and tell their stories. The photos have been scanned at high-resolution so I can zoom in to them during the talk and show you their hidden details.

This talk's photos and stories are grouped around four themes:

  • The ubiquitous shoulder pole
  • A selection of Hong Kong Views from 1902
  • Off the beaten track – less commonly seen parts of Hong Kong
  • Photos of Kowloon

There will be time to answer any questions after the talk.

I hope you'll be able to join us. To reserve your place(s), please follow the instructions below.

Regards, David


  1. You can read a review of this talk on pages 8&9 of the RAS HK newsletter for July 2017 if you'd like to get a better idea of what to expect.
  2. This is the first time I'll present this talk outside of Hong Kong, so you don't have to worry about having heard it before!


Time, location, lunch, and how to book

Time: 2:30 p.m., Saturday, 30th March, 2019
Venue: Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Cost: £8 per member or £12 guest, to include refreshments
Lunch: A self-paying lunch will be arranged at 12:45 p.m. at Chutneys, 124 Drummond Street, London NW1 2PA (corner of North Gower Street.)  Tel: 020 7388 0604. Please advise if you wish to join the lunch. It's a vegetarian south Indian buffet for around £9 plus drinks.
Booking: Please transfer the fee for the talk to the Friends of the RASHKB account: HSBC 
Sort code: 40-43-23
Account number: 21222074

And email Paul Bolding to advise that you have done so with numbers of members & guests attending, and whether or not you'll join the lunch.

If you are unable to make a bank transfer, please let Paul know.