A look at what's new on 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.
- Panoramas added from 1845, 1887
- Thanks to Bill, Nicholas, and Paul: between them they've added the first 12 months of W J Carrie's wartime diary to Gwulo. If you can help with the next 12 months, please send me an email (email@example.com). I'll reply with the text and instructions - it should take around 30 minutes of your time to post them online.
- Vivien is looking for photos and memories of shopping centres in New Town public housing estates (1960s-1980s) for her PhD.
- Did Cyril Brown write the Stanley Camp song, 'Sail Away'?
- After the Bread, Bricks, and Balls article, more info added about:
- The Brickworks
- Deep Water Bay golf course
- Cable hut at Deep Water Bay
- Telegraph cables around Hong Kong
- Confirmation the sign on the beach marked a cable landing point
What to eat & What to read
Gwulo's photos are on display at the Michelin-listed What To Eat restaurant on Wyndham Street.
Sample copies of Gwulo's books are also available to read while you're waiting for your tasty Taiwanese food to arrive. Address & details
- The land where the Furama Hotel was built sat empty for 10+ years, just used as a car park. Usually land in Hong Kong gets built on as soon as the previous building is demolished, so why the long delay?
- Harbourmaster's Office (1st Generation) [????-c.1868]
- Pre-WW2 Japanese bars
- Asahi Beer Hall & Restaurant [????-????]
- Yamakawa Hotel and its successor the Nagasaki Joe Hotel
- The Peak Garage / Dairy Farm's Peak Depot [????-????]
- Hong Kong Club Annexe [1903-c.1966]
- Station Hotel, TST [c.1902-1936]
- Po Hing Theatre (first generation) [c.1904-c.1926]
- Kornhill East & Kornhill West, Quarry Bay
- Queen's Pier (1st Generation) [1925-1955]
- Rutton Building [1925-c.1980]
- The Blue Buildings
- St. Joseph's Church (1st generation) [1872-1874]
- An unusual concrete structure: Water Tank in Tai Hang Tung area [????- ]
- New Public Works Department's annual reports added for 1889, 1893, 1896
- This has been identified as Pokfulam Road near the junction with High Street:
- Can you identify the building behind the trees on the left?
- Lindy PARKS / Alexandra PIO-ULSKI
- Edith CHRISTIE (née JONES, aka Edie) [1883-1973]
- Ms Chan, the beloved companion of a blind lady, Mrs Grace Smith, in the 1930s.
- Stanley Camp internees
- Herbert Alexander ANGUS (aka Ginger) [1908-1984]
- Matilda ANGUS (née MACAULAY) [c.1875-1947]
- Leo Anatholy BORISOFF / STERLING [1916-????]
- The Maunder family: mother Freda, with sons Gordon, David, & Peter
- Christina SHEWAN (née ANGUS, aka Chrissie) [c.1905-1977]
- George Ian ANGUS [1904-1945]
- Laurence Kilbee
- Tom Whitley
- Identified as Stanley internees Florence Tribble and Arthur Raven:
Click to see all recently added photos.
Good to see the 1943 postcard showing HMS Tamar with masts and roof showing above the water!