Does anyone know the location or locations of the Club from the 1930s to the 1950s?
"Recreation was taken up seriously. A club for European staff was founded at Ming Yuen, just east of the North Point Power Station, with a clubhouse with bar and changing rooms, two tennis courts, a bowling green and a swimming pool..."
Source: A Mountain of Light: The Story of the Hong Kong Electric Company by Austin Coates.
The Recreation Club at Ming Yuen is given a mention here The Club's swimming bath at Ming Yuen was enlarged and opened in 1926. China Mail 7 June 1926 refers. It would appear after the closure of Ming Yuen Gardens, the Electric Company may have leased the former amusement park site or a portion of it.
I've added a marker at the approximate location.
Thanks, moddsey. That will be a great help in pinning various photos to the location of the club.
Thanks, David. That should help a lot.
According a letter dated 26th April 1958 from Mr J K Mundy, the Club was relocated to Jardine's Lookout. The new Tin Hau Temple Road to Taikoo crossed the gully at the top of the old club.
I've added dates as c.1926-c.1958 based on the comments above.
P.7 of the Hong Kong Daily Press, 1941-08-06, reports a bowls match played here, and lists several familiar names on the teams:
FLOODLIT BOWLS AT MING YUEN
Lane, Crawford Beat H.K. Electric
In a friendly floodlit bowls match played at Ming Yuen last night, Lane, Crawford Ltd., defeated the Hongkong Electric Recreation Club by 68 shots to 57.
H.K.E.R.C - R. W. Smith, A. G. Everest, W. E. Macfarlane, J. F. Lunny (skip) 15; J. R. Way, R. Owens, L. de Rome, A. G. Gardner (skip) 28; G. W. K. Crawford, E. L. Groome, J. F. Barron, A. F. Paul (skip) 14. Total 57.
LANE, CRAWFORD - A. J. Prata, T. Edgar, G. Tanner, E. C. Fincher (skip) 18; A. B. Hamson, Hall, Bonner, W. O. Ogley (skip) 15 ; H. W. Randall, C. S. F. Baker, H. Burson, A. W. Brown (skip) 35. Total 68.
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