New on Gwulo: 2020, week 18

Submitted by David on Sat, 05/02/2020 - 17:00

I've listed some of the recent highlights below, but you can visit the What's New page at any time to see the latest additions to the site.

 

General

  • Shipping R.S.I.L. Calcutta inspection covers to Hong Kong in the 1950s
  • The Holland Engineering & Trading Co. Ltd. [1965-1993]
  • Nick is looking for information about conditions in Tai Hang during the fighting in December 1941.
  • The 3,000th Gwulo book was sold in the last two weeks. Between bookshops, Amazon, and Gwulo's online shop I don't know which was the order that passed this latest milestone, but in any case it is good news.
    If you're planning to buy a copy of the Gwulo book in Hong Kong, local booksellers have faced a tough time in recent months and would really appreciate your purchase. You can find Gwulo's books in Bleak House Books, Blue Lotus Gallery, Bookazine, Hong Kong Book Centre, HK Maritime Museum Gift Shop, Kelly & Walsh, St John's Cathedral Bookstore, and Swindon Book Co.
    Overseas readers can order from Gwulo's online shop or Amazon.com (affiliate link).
  • Where were the opening scenes of You Only Live Twice filmed? The logo on this gentleman's glass gives the answer:
    You Only Live Twice Opening Credits Royal HK Yacht Club
    You Only Live Twice Opening Credits, by PaulB

 


 

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Photos

Pillbox 313
Pillbox 313, by Kenneth P

 

2010 Central Magistracy
2010 Central Magistracy, by Moddsey

 

2010 Ohel Leah Synagogue
2010 Ohel Leah Synagogue, by Moddsey

 

2010 Tai Sun Street, Cheung Chau (Old Cast Iron Street Sign)
2010 Tai Sun Street, Cheung Chau (Old Cast Iron Street Sign), by Moddsey

 

TST Star Ferry and bus terminus with Canadian Pacific liner
TST Star Ferry and bus terminus with Canadian Pacific liner, by Klaus

 

Aerial view of Central
Aerial view of Central, by Paulo

 

Hall-Scott- Motor Coach with Trailer
Hall-Scott- Motor Coach with Trailer, by Chinarail ( Enhanced scan from The Far Eastern Review Dec.1922)

 

1930 Salisbury Road
1930 Salisbury Road, by Moddsey

 

Tolo Harbour (2).jpg
Tolo Harbour (2).jpg, by William Richmond Fell

 

Pillbox 315 shutter base
Pillbox interior, by Kenneth P

 

Tai Po Market Station (Temporary Structure)
Tai Po Market Station (Temporary Structure), by Chinarail ( by kind permission of the Royal Engineers Library)

 

KCR Steam Locmotive No.26 on Turntable at Hung Hom
KCR Steam Locmotive No.26 on Turntable at Hung Hom, by Chinarail (Collection )

 

1920s Aberdeen, by eternal1966e

 

SHEUM'S CIRCUS-Kowloon City Bus Terminus
SHEUM'S CIRCUS-Kowloon City Bus Terminus, by IDJ

 

LANE CRAWFORD-BREAD
LANE CRAWFORD-BREAD, by IDJ

 

4th Flotilla Submarines at Tolo.jpg
4th Flotilla Submarines at Tolo.jpg, by William Richmond Fell

 

LUNA PARK
LUNA PARK, by IDJ

 

Peak cafe
Peak cafe, by Roy Gilliams

 

Cream album 030.jpg
Mike Lovatt - Roger Moore's body double in HK, by Kirsty Norman

 

Straße in Hongkong Mitte des XIX. Jahrhunderts, 香港, Hong Kong, British colonial era, by Ireck Litzbarski Collection

 

1960s King's Road, by eternal1966e

 

Cases of wet beri-beri
Cases of wet beri-beri in Stanley Camp, by Alexandra Talbot

 

1958 4.5.6. Shanghai Restaurant, by Eternal1966

 

Margrate (Peggy) McDaid Kai Tak airport.jpeg
Margrate (Peggy) McDaid Kai Tak airport.jpeg, by Mary McDaid

 

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