New on Gwulo: 2020, week 30
I've listed some of the recent highlights below, but you can visit the What's New page at any time to see all the latest additions to the site.
- We had several interesting replies to last week's photo of the sewing lady, adding more photos of similar scenes and confirming the location was Wyndham Street.
- Nona has uploaded two examples of the documents sent to thank uninterned members of the public who helped POWs and internees during the war:
- Alfred has uploaded a rare set of maps, drawn by his father Charlie LEUNG Chung-Yee in August 1945. Charlie was a skilled draughtsman, working for the BAAG. I've included one example below, then here's the link to the index and all 14 detailed maps.
- Frode introduces his book, Fighting for Two Kings: 'a book about the Danish community in Hong Kong in the 1930's and 1940's as well as Danish volunteers in the defence of Hong Kong 1941 is now available also in English.'
- HK Island
- 38-52 Wyndham Street [1919-????]
- Beaconsfield House [1963-1995]
- Fung House (first generation) [????-c.1982]
- Where was the HQ of the HK Police reserve in 1941?
- Japanese wartime tunnel east of the Twins [????- ]
- Does anybody know why Belilios named his buildings "Kingsclere"?
- Memories of the On Kee Store on Robinson Road
- Temporary Servicemen's Pier (Wanchai) [1964-????]
- Three-storey building on west side of entrance to Naval Yard [????-c.1967], shown as the 'Rum Store' on an 1860s map!
- Looking for information about Treverbyn (RBL-78) at the Peak
- Wang Kee Building [1966- ]
- Wing Lung Bank Building [1972- ]
- 1A Devon Road [c.1945- ]
- #41 Cumberland Road [????-2019]
- Ferry Point Estate
- Present location of Plaque of Lung Tsun Pavilion [????- ]
- The different locations chosen for the KCR terminus before it was finally built at TST
- Phil has been documenting some of Kowloon's older, curved buildings that still exist
- Bunsansiah Rock (Pun Shan Shek) light [1951- ]
- Lei Yue Mun Gap Beacon (southern shore - A Kung Ngam) [1924- ]
- Tathong Point Beacon (Lighthouse) [1921- ]
Gwulo needs your help
1. If you have an account on Amazon.co.uk, and you've read any of Gwulo's books, please could you take a moment to give the book(s) a rating? I've just added them to Amazon UK, but they don't carry their ratings over from Amazon USA, so they're back to zero. Here are the links to their pages: Volume 1 / Volume 2 / Volume 3. On each page there's a 'Write a customer review' button that takes you to a new page where you can rate the book with 1-5 stars.
They have a few copies of Volume 3 in stock, but the main stock of all three volumes is still on its way there. It should be available to buy in about 10 days time. (Fingers crossed - I've been following the shipment's progress and it is taking a very circuitous route: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Japan, then ... back to Hong Kong International Airport again! I'm hoping their next stop is the UK.)
2. Can you help OCR some wartime documents? Alexandra Talbot has sent three very interesting lists of people from her father's papers:
War Memorial Casualty Clearing Hospital. List of persons serving as staff there as of January 4th, 1942
Appendix 1: List of American Internees in Stanley Camp: Male & Female
Police Officers Interned in Stanley Camp
They are scanned copies of typed documents, that need to be OCR'd so they can be posted to Gwulo as searchable text. They are laid out in columns, so I'd like to OCR them each into a spreadsheet, preserving the columns so they can be posted to Gwulo as tables.
If that is something you could help with, please let me know.
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Alexander Fearn COCHRANE [1912-1972], policeman
- Thomas MEGARRY [1898-1985], government cadet
- Rhexenor STALKER (aka Rhexie) [c.1922- ] and her father Archibald STALKER [1889-1956]
- Elizabeth Dora Frances THIRLWELL [1898-1997]
- Herbert Richmond WELLS [1863-1950]
- Walter George Matthews WILSON [1894-1960], engineer
- Justice Roger Edward LINDSELL [1885-1940]
- Photos of the 1912 assassination attempt on F H May.
- Peter is looking for a formal obituary for Dr Robert Douglas SCRIVEN [1910-1989]
- James Harper TAGGART [1885-1972]
- Several people in the 1927 photo of Zetland Lodge members have been identified in the comments to the photo. The comments also introduce one of the lodge's firing glasses that has survived, and is believed to date from before 1863.
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