New on Gwulo: 2020, week 22
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.
- Gwulo's books are now available at the VIBE Book and Music Shop in Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo. Call in next time you're at Silvermine Bay - they have a good selection of books by local authors.
- Some rare films of old Hong Kong: Imperial War Museum Film Archives (AFPU)
- Memories of Dill's Corner and the New Territories in the late 1960s.
- Readers' questions:
- Looking for information about piano-making in Hong Kong
- Lockhart Road bars: when did the Lily Bar change to become The Old China Hand?
- Which years did the RMS Empress of France visit Hong Kong?
- Do you recognise any of these people? Taken at the Castle Peak Hotel.
- Can you put names to any of these children? Photos taken at the Gun Club Hill School around 1959/60:
- Richard asks for help transcribing the occupation of Hong Kong Ratcatchers into Chinese characters.
- Pieter asks for help translating the Chinese characters on these 1900s trade marks, and explaining any significance of the scenes to Chinese culture - two men fishing, two women reading, dancing man holding a coin, Chinese woman and child, and Nine Chinese Lady Musicians sitting under a tree
- New Territories
- Ping Shan Garden City: the project started in the late 1930s, but was never completed.
- Tai Po Government Market [????-????], shown in these photos from the 1950s & 60s
- Greenville Amusement Park Camp [1949-????], opened as an amusement park then requisitioned by the British Army.
- Pottinger Battery DEL North, Devils Peak [1939- ]
- I thought the Robin's Nest Jeep Track concrete tablet [1950- ] was gone for ever, but Luciella tells us it has re-appeared
- Boundary stones of Cassino Lines
- Wong Kung Tin Six Village School (黃公田六村學校) on Lantau
- HK Island
- A new leaflet has been published introducing the old Taikoo cable car that used to run up the valley behind Quarry Bay to the sanatorium buildings at the gap. The leaflet also describes what remains today, and how you can visit to see those remains.
- Chung Hom Kok cave/tunnel - is it natural or man-made?
- Brenda-Anne Apartments [1950-????] above Deep Water Bay
- 26 Des Voeux Road Central - The Chinese Restaurant [????-????]
- Hong Kong Cricket Club Clubhouse (2nd location: SW) [c.1904-1923]
- St. John's Cathedral Hall / Old Hall / Li Hall [1921- ]
- WDBS, High West #9, Harlech Rd [????- ]
- New York Bar, Wanchai [????-????]
- Ho-Tung Engineering Workshop - Pokfulam Road [1925-c.1980], part of HKU
- MacDonnell Road Station, Peak Tram [1936- ]
- Japanese Tunnel at start of Black's Link [c.1942- ], not one to attempt after a large lunch!
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Nora Winifred BASCOMBE [1885-1949]
- Elizabeth Jane BROWNELL [1927-2016]
- Morris Abraham COHEN (aka Two-Gun) [1887-1970]
- George William COYSH [1879-1953]
- Vivienne Florence LOCK (née BLACKBURN) [1914-????]
- Ray MABB [1916-1993]
- Gladys MACNIDER [c.1911-????]
- Charles MEDLEY [1913-1995]
- Hilda SEWELL (née GUY) [1898-1987] with husband William Gawan SEWELL [1898-1984] and children Ruth, Daphne, and Roger
- George Gordon STOPANI-THOMSON (aka Stops) [c.1903-1945]
- Percy Richard Gay CUMING [1880-1936]
- James Bridges ENDICOTT [1814-1870]
- Carl August Edward HERBST [????-????]
- James Hunter [1874-1937]
- George S Kennedy-Skipton
- Helena KEW (née MADAR, aka Lena) [1887-1955] and other members of the Manley and Madar families
- Stanley Corwine MACNIDER [c.1867-1917] and wife Adeline Gerhardine Helene MACNIDER (née HERBST, aka Lena) [1879-????]
- Timothy MURPHY (aka Tim) [1882-????]
- Thomas NEAVE [1867-1925], and daughters Florence Agnes ALDER (née NEAVE) [c.1909-1978], and Mary RAILTON (née NEAVE, aka Mollie) [????-????]
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