New on Gwulo: 2020, week 03 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New on Gwulo: 2020, week 03

Here's a summary of what's new on Gwulo. Please click through to the linked pages to leave a comment if you can add any information.

Upcoming Gwulo Talks

Both of the following talks are open to the public, so it'll be great if you can join us.

Hong Kong, 8 February (Saturday morning) - I'll present talk #3 to the RAS - think of it as the live version of the latest Gwulo book, Volume 3. Details and booking.

London, 28 March (Saturday afternoon) - I'll present talk #5 to the Friends of the RASHKB. This is my newest talk, and this will be the first time I've presented it in the UK. Details will follow in a future newsletter.

 

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Places

 


 

People

 


 

Photos

Contributors have uploaded several large batches of photos.

Alain has uploaded photos from 1977, and Gwulo's readers have been helping to identify where they were taken. Samples:

1977 Hong Kong crossing King's Rd X Shu Kuk Rd.jpg
1977 somewhere along the Tramways.jpg, by Alain

 

1977 Millies Nathan Road.jpg
1977 Millies Nathan Road.jpg, by Alain

 

1977 restaurant Matsu Zaka Kowloon where ?.jpg
1977 restaurant Matsu Zaka Kowloon where ?.jpg, by Alain

 

1977 gardens on sand near the beach - probably near TuenMun.jpg
1977 gardens on sand near the beach - probably near TuenMun.jpg, by Alain

 

Tunster has uploaded a set of photos from the late 1950s that were taken by his father during his National Service. Fortunately contributor Bryan had very similar experiences in Hong Kong, and has been able to explain what many of them mean. Samples:

7th queens own hussars date 1956
7th queens own hussars date 1956, by Tunster

 

Purchase tax receipt. 1957.
Purchase tax receipt. 1957., by Tunster

 

Hong Kong 1953
Hong Kong 1953, by Tunster

 

Hong Kong 1953 Fathers Trunk.
Hong Kong 1953 Fathers Trunk., by Tunster

 

Kesayian has uploaded photos taken in the 1960s and 70s, when they visited and later lived in Hong Kong. Samples:

15-Hong Kong 1966_0019.jpg
15-Hong Kong 1966_0019.jpg, by KEsayian

 

17-Hong Kong 1971_0022.jpg
17-Hong Kong 1971_0022.jpg, by KEsayian

 

09-1968 Hong Kong_0023.jpg
09-1968 Hong Kong_0023.jpg, by KEsayian

 

Other historic photos:

HMS Berwick at Hong Kong Harbour 1933
HMS Berwick at Hong Kong Harbour 1933, by JamesGardinerCollection

 

Sham Shui Po Police Station 1930's
Sham Shui Po Police Station 1930's, by JamesGardinerCollection

 

Des Voeux Road West, Gas Works
Des Voeux Road West, Gas Works, by The National Archives UK

 

Russell Street Tram Depot
Russell Street Tram Depot, by Internet Archive Book Images

 

1957 Pavilion at The Fairview, 41A Conduit Road (Former Mok Residence, later the FCC)
1957 Pavilion at The Fairview, 41A Conduit Road, by m20wc51

 

1957 Telephone House
1957 Telephone House, by m20wc51

 

1977 Lane Crawford House
1977 Lane Crawford House, by Moddsey

 

1957 Junction of Ship Street and Johnston Road
1957 Junction of Ship Street and Johnston Road, by m20wc51

 

1957 Junction of Fenwick Street and Hennessy Road
1957 Junction of Fenwick Street and Hennessy Road, by m20wc51

 

1957 Li Chit Street
1957 Li Chit Street, by m20wc51

 

Huts owned by missionary societies on Lantau's northern ridge
Huts owned by missionary societies on Lantau's northern ridge, by Raymond Smith

 

Group photo of holidaymakers staying in huts belonging to missionary societies on northern ridge of Lantau 1
Holidaymakers staying in missionary societies' huts on Lantau, by Raymond Smith

 

Matsheds on beach below Stanley prison 6
Matsheds on beach below Stanley prison 6, by Raymond Smith

 

1954 Austin Road
1954 Austin Road, by Eternal1966

 

TST Carnavon Road 1979
TST Carnavon Road 1979, by longhaircheungmo

 

15HKG Scouts camping, c1950, 5
15HKG Scouts camping, c1950, 5, by 15th HKG Scout

 

15HKG Scouts camping, c1950, 1
15HKG Scouts camping, c1950, 1, by 15th HKG Scout

 

15HKG Scouts Outing, c1950, 2
15HKG Scouts Outing, c1950, 2, by 15th HKG Scout

 

Jamie from the Historical Photographs of China (HPC) project shares several collections that include old photos of Hong Kong.

Click to see all recently added photos.