New on Gwulo: 2020, week 28
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.
- Stephen tells us more about the history of the 1960 chart of the harbour we saw in last week's newsletter, and also how those wooden structures became known as dolphins.
- @Chinarail has posted Shipbuilding in Hong Kong – Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company, to provide some more pictorial information about the company’s early origins in Whampoa (Huangpu黃埔), and also photographs with brief information about some of the ships built by the company in the early 20th Century during the inter-war period.
- Alexandra shares a chapter from her father’s “Autobiographical Sketch” entitled “Tweed Bay Hospital”. He was a doctor in that hospital at Stanley Camp during WW2.
- I've stopped sending out the mid-week Top Ten newsletters as we'd just about caught up with the present day, and interest in them was falling off. But to round things off, here is the list of the Top Ten pages on Gwulo from 2019, and also a list of the Top Ten pages of all time.
- HK Island
- Police Station, TST [c.1865-c.1882]. You'll see we don't have much information about this, the first Police Station in Kowloon. Can you tell us any more about it? We have a better description of its successor, 'The New Water Police Station'.
- 4, Derby Road [????- ]
- #925 - 947 Canton Road [1956- ], recently renovated and looking good
- Older shop houses around Kowloon
- New Territories
1. Hong Kong Summer Sale: save 15% off Gwulo's books if you buy in July at Bookazine's new e-shop.
2. UK: Hongkong Post have resumed airmail service to the UK, and the Gwulo book store is open for your orders.
3. USA: The new stock of Gwulo's books has reached Amazon.com [affiliate link*] at last, so they have all three volumes available again.
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- Can readers identify any of the members of the Zetland Lodge in this 1927 photo, or provide a list of the lodge's senior members in 1927:
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Menino FERNANDEZ [????-????] lived in or near Kowloon Tong in the 1920s & 30s
- James MCDOUGALL (aka Sonny) [c.1914-1991]. Mark is looking for any information about James, and especially about James's Hong Kong wife Mimi. James fought in Hong Kong with the Royal Scots, and lived in Hong Kong for several years after the war.
- Thomas LEMPRIERE [????-????] was in Hong Kong as a senior officer in the Commissariat around 1850. Can anyone add more information about his life here?
- Roger Edward LINDSELL [1885-1940]
Has anyone seen other examples of this post-war letter of commendation from the Governor?
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