Henry's Cafe, Chungking Arcade [????-c.1959] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Henry's Cafe, Chungking Arcade [????-c.1959]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place demolished: 
c.1959-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

A Bar / Cafe at 21 Chung King Arcade.

Notes and memories:

  • Canon George Zimmern on Facebook: Henry Lowcock, the father of Mr. SJ Lowcock, [and] grandson of Hon. H. Lowcock [...] One of his businesses was Henry's Cafe in Chungking Arcade in Tsim Sha Tsui. Henry joined the Royal Air Force and was killed in action during WWII. His name is on the memorial plaque outside the [Diocesan Boys'] School Hall.
  • Cookie: In 1954 we used to frequent a local bar/cafe called Henrys in Chungking Arcade. It was run by a lady we called Ma [Mabel Lowcock, widow of Henry Lowcock]. I was 18 year old RAF national serviceman. Happy days. The Barmaids were Sophie, Vivian and Helen, really lovely kind girls
  • Harigger: A very popular cafe with the British servicemen. Very much like a NAAFI , very basic decor with the tables bolted firmly to the floor.  In 1958 it served the cheapest pint of draught Tiger in Kowloon.

There's also a photo showing a sign for Henry's Cafe on Peking Road, so the cafe may have moved there when the Chung King Arcade was demolished in 1959.

Photos that show this place

1958
1958

Comments

Moddsey spotted their sign, "Beer, Henry's Cafe" above the left of the entrance to the Chungking Arcade:

1956 Chung King Arcade
1956 Chung King Arcade, by Eternal1966

 

1956 Nathan Rd Chung King Arcade.jpg
1956 Nathan Rd Chung King Arcade.jpg, by Peter

I remember giving a lady thirty dollars to buy some new curtins when I said good bye to her the following morning. That was in April 1958.

 

Nick