New on Gwulo: 2021, week 4
A look at what's new on the Gwulo website...
- Regular readers will remember Peter Yee's memoir. He posted part 1 several months ago, covering his childhood and teenage years spent in Guangzhou and Hong Kong in the 1940s-60s, and ending with him sailing off to a new life in Canada, aged 20. Peter has just posted part 2, which traces his life through those early days in Canada, right through to the present day.
- The comments to last week's photo of the market in Centre Street make interesting reading, adding translations and explanations of the scene.
- Where can I find out what Ordinance 26 of 1937 covered? I don't see it listed in HKU's online copies.
- George remembers cricket matches at Sek Kong in the early 1990s.
- If you were a Civil Servant working in a government school in Hong Kong in the early 20th Century, would your children's school fees in England have been paid for as part of the salary package?
- NRP's memoir of the journey from UK to HK in 1948 as a young soldier.
- A series of articles about Hong Kong's water supply written in 1927 and 1934.
- Austin Sevens in Hong Kong (post war)
- Hong Kong
- 99-103 Des Voeux Road Central [????-????]
- Japanese wartime tunnels
- Marker SE of Mansfield Road [????- ], an old granite marker stone, connected with the old Military Sanitarium on The Peak
- The conversation continues about the ruined pavilions standing above the old Tiger Balm Gardens
- Tai Pak amusement park, near Kennedy Town
- Water infrastructure
- Old Pokfulam Reservoir [1863-1978]
- Photos of the granite bridges that carried the Pokfulam Conduit over the many streams along its route
- Sugar Works Reservoir [c.1873-c.1970] at Quarry Bay
- Tai Tam Tunnel [1887- ], bringing water from the Tai Tam Reservoir to the north side of Hong Kong Island
- Yue Lee Tai / Yu Lai Tai floating restaurant [c.1952-????]
- New Territories
For readers in the US, new stock of Gwulo's books has finally reached Amazon.com and all four volumes are now available to order. (As an example of how Covid is delaying deliveries, one of the boxes I sent took two months to arrive, instead of the usual two weeks!)
- Stanley Camp internees:
- Eugene Max JOFFE (aka Gene) [c.1908-2000], an engineer with CLP
- Dora Marjory BEGDON (née DIXON) [1897-1989]
- Gordon John BELL (aka Dinger) [1923-1981], director of the Hong Kong Observatory
- Margaret Anne BOND [c.1853-1926]
- Anna Maria REED / BOND (née DIAZ) [c.1837-????], first husband Robert REED [c.1835-1873], and daughter from second marriage Margaret Anne BOND [c.1878-1971] (not related to the lady of the same name above)
- Walter Hanming CHEN [c.1896-1960], journalist and lawyer
- Louise Jane COLLETT (née USHER) [1865-c.1902]
- American dentist in the 19th century, Varnum David Collins, and his apprentice, Kwan Yuen Cheong.
- Lucretia Mary MURRAY (née REED) [c.1867-1922] and husband Patrick Henry MURRAY [c.1866-1927]
This is one of a series of photos taken in the 1950s by John Taylor:
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