A look at what's been added and updated at Gwulo.com. Please click through to the page and leave a comment if you can add any information.
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Looking for information about:
- Thomas LOUDON [c.1863-1889], a policeman from Scotland
- Hung Chiu KAN [????-????] (& 30-32 Des Voeux Road Central in 1920s)
- This photo shows Andrew Chan, who was with the BAAG in WW2. Can anyone recognise any other people, or the event? There's a Flying Tigers logo on the back wall.
- Georginio Julio FERREIRA [1892-1919]
- Carlos Ribiero CUNHA [????-????], Chief of Macau Police in WW2
- Aileen WOODS [1886-????]
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Frederick HAMBLIN [1884-1959]
- Alexander Fearn COCHRANE [1912-1972]
- Fearn Alexandria COCHRANE [1945- ]
- Francis HOGG (aka Frank) [1886-1949]
- Edith Frances HOGG (née HAYNES) [1889-1949]
- James Calder CHALMERS [c.1900-1961]
- John Fisher SCOTT [1909-1975]
- Archibald Dougal WYLIE [1900-????]
- Francis Noble HILL [1903-????]
- George Sinclair RODGER [1899-1943]
- Arthur Sydney HILL [1899-1984]
- Ruth Emily ASHTON-HILL (née AUDSLEY) [1895-1989]
- Norman DARKIN [????-????]
- Robert YOUNG [c.1896-????]
- Frederick Charles HALL [1880-1959]
Gwulo prints on display
This time last year, local customer Mike W ordered a set of prints from Gwulo. He's kindly sent along this photo to show the finished result.
With the purchase of a condo in Thailand, I had a large, blank wall that needed filling. An idea gradually unfolded: why not display historical black and white photos of HK. After all, my wife and I have lived and worked in the territory for some 20 years and are rather attached to the place. After some research it seemed to me that David Bellis had the best readily available selection from which to choose. With his help and guidance, I selected around 30 for printing at sizes varying from 24x10 and 20x16 through 15 and down to 10 inches. A few weeks later, we met up for a personal delivery of the prints on high quality 310gsm archival photo rag paper. These I supplemented with a small number of additional prints from various other sources.
The next step was to hand carry them to Thailand for framing by a local framer. In the event, I finally chose 24 of the combined set for display. What a fabulous result. All are attached to the wall with 3M Command Strips.
David is a delight to deal with and offers a truly excellent service. His Gwulo website is jam-packed full of fascinating historical facts about the scenes depicted. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Mike W, Hong Kong, 2018
I don't usually get to see how Gwulo's prints look after framing, so thanks to Mike for the photo of this impressive display.
If you'd like to see some of Gwulo's prints, a reminder that several are on display at the free exhibition of old HK photos at CUHK. That finishes at the end of February, so don't wait too long if you're planning to visit.
And if you think your walls might look better with a photo of old Hong Kong, please visit the catalogue to see what's available.
- Where was the original Fenwick's Pier located?
- Cherikoff Bakery & Restaurant, 184 Nathan Road
- Peak Tram - Plantation Road / Barker Road Station [????- ]
- Nos. 8-9 Tai Pak Terrace [c.1920- ]
- Harperville [c.1865-c.1930]
- 16 & 18 Austin Avenue [c.1910-c.1960]
- Sun Kam Shan [????-????]
- Sans Souci, Robinson Road [????-????]
- Boulder Lodge [1863-1890]
- What's the history of Bird's Bridge on Queen's Rd W.?
- Those buildings along Magazine Road we looked at in last week's photo:
- 5 Magazine Gap Road [????-????] >> 5 & 7 Magazine Gap Road (2nd Generation) [c.1955-c.1980] >> 5 & 7 Magazine Gap Road - Magazine Court [1983- ]
- 9 Magazine Gap Road [????-????] >> 9 Magazine Gap Road - Rose Gardens [1964- ]
- 11 Magazine Gap Road (1st Generation) [1922-c.1945] >> 11 & 12 Magazine Gap Road - Harbour View Mansions [c.1950-c.1990] >> The Harbourview [1995- ]
- 15 Magazine Gap Road - Mohni Mansion [c.1930-c.1965] >> 15 Magazine Gap Road - Magazine Gap Towers [1967- ]
- 17 Magazine Gap Road (1st Generation) [1922-c.1945] >> 17 Magazine Gap Road (2nd Generation) [c.1950-c.1967] >> Magazine Heights, 17 Magazine Gap Road (3rd generation) [1968- ]
- Buildings along Bowen Road
- Bowen Mansion [1957- ]
- 6 & 7 Bowen Road - Morning Post Flats [1905-c.1970] >> 6 & 7 Bowen Road - View Point [c.1973-c.1997]
- 7B Bowen Road - Mercantile Bank Flats [1949-c.1963] >> 7B Bowen Road - Fairlane Tower (1st Generation) [c.1965-c.1995]
- 7C Bowen Road (1st Generation) [c.1920-c.1955]
- 8 & 9 Bowen Road [c.1920-c.1963]
- 1957 Typhoon Gloria
- Has anyone managed to get online access for the "Overland China Mail" newspaper?
- Early production of polished granite gravestones in Hong Kong
- How to reinstate a marriage record? The marriage happened but the HK Registry Office don't have a record.
- Is there a third ancient rock carving on Lantau?
- The Royal Engineers along Castle Peak Road in the 1950s
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