New on Gwulo: 2020, week 42
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.
- The comments to last week's newsletter about carrying firewood have some interesting points, including the identity of the man who sent the postcard!
- Memories of the area around the Waterloo Road / Argyle Street junction in the 1960s
- Caron (born Caron Ross) is looking for her childhood friend she knew in Hong Kong in the early 1960s, Caroline H, who had had a brother Rhoddy, and sister Tricia (spelling may be wrong).
- Jean from Reunion Island is trying to trace the Chinese family of his late father, WU TIEN / NG-THUNE Laurent
- Yocolor is lookin for portraits / photos of the pre-war Hong Kong cadets
- More information has been added about the company C. E. Warren & Co., then C. E. Warren & Co. Ld. [1899-1941]
Thanks to Annemarie Evans for inviting me on to her radio show last weekend, for a chat about some of my favourite photos in the recently published book, Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong. The episode of Hong Kong Heritage is now available to listen to online, with our conversation starting at 9 minutes 54 seconds.
Meanwhile, the new Gwulo new book has reached the home stretch. On Friday we finalised the layout for the book's cover and the dreaded map - something I always put off until it can't be put off any more...
That means the layout is almost finished. We've still got ten days to go until it heads off to the printer, so this week will be spent making final tweaks to the photos, and editing the text to incorporate feedback from the people who've kindly read the draft.
Here's how those final layout items look - please let me know if you spot any mistakes!
And here are some details cropped from the new book's photos:
- Chinese Christian Cemetery, Kowloon / New Kowloon Cemetery No. 1 [1904- ]
- Grampian Road [1931- ]
- Lei Cheng Uk Resettlement Estate [????-????]
- Kai Tak Tunnel (formerly Airport Tunnel) [1982- ]
- Kwong Wah Hospital, Kowloon [????- ]
- Pooi To Middle School (Grampian Road) [????-????]
- Wong Tai Sin Resettlement Estate [????-????]
- New Territories
- Hong Kong
- I'm still trying to pin down the location of this 7-storey resettlement block. The Chai Wan Resettlement Estate is the current best guess, but it hasn't been confirmed yet. See the comments to the photo for the latest discussion.
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Andrew was happy to hear from the family of the young ladies in this 1952 photo he posted:
Click to see all recently added photos.