New on Gwulo: 2019, week 25
A look at what's been added / updated at Gwulo.com. Please click on the photos or the blue links for more information - and please leave a comment if you can add any new details.
Dates for your diary
This Thursday, 20th June - Gwulo talk #1. I'll show photos from my first book and tell their stories at the JC Cube theatre in Tai Kwun. Click for details and booking.
Sunday, 23rd June. A visit to the remains of the Taikoo aerial ropeway.
- Notes on the history of Rediffusion [1949-1973], and a request for more information & memories of their services
- How the old tram tickets worked
- HK - Macau Ferries in the 1970s
- What did the capital letter on a rat bin mean?
- Riding on the outside of the carriage on the old KCR
- Memories of
- Old TST buildings:
- Dry dock at Naval Dockyard [1907-1960]
- The branches of the Nederlandsch-Indische Handelsbank over the years
- Alpha House [1964- ]
- The Belvedere, Plantation Road [????-????]
- British Military Hospital (Kowloon) [c.1967-1996]
- Cable & Wireless Station, Hung Hom [c.1932-c.1967]
- Chai Wan Pools Complex [c.1980- ]
- Choi Hung Estate [1962- ]
- Another cockroach story from Grand Court - not for the squeamish!
- Havelock Terrace, Hung Hom Dockyard [????-????]
- Hung Hom Resettlement Estate [????-????]
- Kai Lung Wan Cemetery [????-????]
- Kowloon City Bus Terminus [????-????]
- The Netherlands India Commercial Bank Building, 16 Des Voeux Rd C. [1906-c.1930]
- North Point Wharves [????-????]
- Riviera Mansion, Causeway Bay [1961- ]
- Tea Garden and restaurant, Ngong Ping [????-c.1984]
- Tin Hau Temple Shau Kei Wan [1873- ]
- Is this Sai Kung?
- Two new lists are online:
- Dorothy Muriel ARMSTRONG / BLACKSTONE / CARPENTER (née HOLYOAK) [1905-1982], and first husband Charles Douglas ARMSTRONG (aka Wix / Nipper) [1897-1985]
- Lewis Rhodes BILLINGHURST [1902-1969]
- Frank HARRIS [????- ], MD of Rediffusion
- Captain Cyril Ramsay JONES (aka "Potato") [c.1910-1981], Royal Scots
- James LEGGE [1815-1897]
- Robert MORRISON [1782-1834]
- Victor ORLOFF [c.1912-1959], violinist
- Cecilio Paulo PINTOS [c.1880-c.1960]
- Petrus (Peter) STUYFBERGEN [1884-1946]
- Looking for photos / descendants of BAAG members Lui Kar Yan, Li Fong, Ho Yau, Wu King Hung
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Henriette Charlotte E AITKEN [1899-1984]
- James GILCHRIST [c.1880-????], wife May GILCHRIST (née TSU) [c.1898-????], and son Peter A GILCHRIST [1925-2018]
- Constance Nora Irene GODFREY [????-????]
- Rhys Caradoc JONES [1901-1995]
- John LANCHESTER [1888-1955]
- William MAIR [c.1896-????]
- Victorina MEJIA (aka Victorina Mejia QUAN) [1902-1997]
- Donald Oscar RUSSELL [1887-1961]
- Mary Anna STEVENS [1919-1999]
- Doris Jane WATSON (née SCOURSE) [1910-2009]
Looking for info about two military officers who were posted to Hong Kong from late 1945 to 1947, Major K. Hussain & Major D.C. Lightbody
Can you name any of the people in this 1950s photo of the Tramways staff:
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