New on Gwulo: 2022, week 34

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 08/22/2022 - 19:00

The Gwulo newsletter returns! The website upgrade is mostly done, and our summer vacation is over, so it's time to start sending out the regular newsletters again.

As usual, the website quietened down over the summer, but there are still plenty of new pages and updates to explore.

 

General
 

  • Readers are looking for any information about:
     
  • New events on timelines, with notes and photos
     
  • Pre-war locomotives
     
  • Book review: More than 1001 Days and Nights of Hong Kong Internment. A Personal Narrative.
     
    • Written by the late Sir Chaloner Grenville Alabaster, Hong Kong's Attorney General, it is his account of his experiences in wartime Hong Kong.
      It's an easy read, and though it covers several important themes I hadn't read about before, it is also chock full of the people he met, both in and out of Stanley Camp. His senior roles in government, the legal profession, and the local Freemasons, meant he was in contact with a lot of different people. 
      The book adds a lot of detail to our knowledge, both of life in Camp, and of the the senior members of government in the first months of 1942 when they were interned in Prince's Building. 
      I've written a more detailed review for readers who are interested in these topics.
       (I read this book while I was in quarantine after returning to Hong Kong. The hotel put me in room 1942, which I took to be an auspicious sign!)
       
  • An in-depth interview about Gwulo
     
  • Upgrade update
     
    • After testing out the upgraded web server on its own domain and with a small audience over the summer, the upgraded server is now hosting the main site. Please visit Gwulo.com to take a look.
       
  • Gwulo's books in local bookstores
     
    • The new Lion's Ink Bookstore has kindly agreed to carry Gwulo's books. They focus on books about Hong Kong history, so I'm very pleased to be on their shelves. The store is in the CC Wu Building, 302-8 Hennessy Road, and opens daily from 12-8pm.
       
  • SPAM alert
     
    • A few days ago I received an official-looking spam email message, that at first glance was quite believable. It had the subject EMAIL VERIFICATION, was apparently sent from admin@gwulo.com, and told me to "please validate your  david@gwulo.com address as we are going through new server upgrade". Below that was a button marked 'CLICK HERE TO VALIDATE', which would no doubt lead to something bad happening. If you get any messages like this, please delete them straight away.
       

 

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Photos
 

Kai Tak airfield, looking across eastern Kowloon to Lion Rock.
Kai Tak airfield, looking across eastern Kowloon to Lion Rock., by Admin

 

Boris Milenko with other HKU engineering students and nursing students 1938pg
Boris Milenko with other HKU engineering students and nursing students 1938, by MichaelM

 

1970 Cameron Road
1970 Cameron Road, by Klaus

 

1958 Peking Road
1958 Peking Road, by moddsey

 

1958 Nathan Road
1958 Nathan Road, by moddsey

 

1956 14th Exhibition of Hong Kong Products, by moddsey

 

1957 Kai Tak Airport
1957 Kai Tak Airport, by moddsey

 

1960s Gloucester-Fleming Rd
1960s gloucester-fleming rd, by simtang

 

1950s economic canteen Southorn Playground
1950s economic canteen Southorn Playground, by simtang

 

whampoa dockyard 1945
whampoa dockyard 1945, by simtang

 

dockyard workers undergoing body search
dockyard workers undergoing body search, by simtang

 

Zetland Hall 2nd generation masonic hall 1945
Zetland Hall 2nd generation masonic hall 1945, by simtang

 

Jimmy's Kitchen
Jimmy's Kitchen, by simtang

 

king wah restaurant 1967
king wah restaurant 1967, by simtang

 

Lee Theatre 1958
Lee Theatre 1958, by harigger

 

Pre-WW2, policemen at Hung Hom Police Station
Pre-WW2, policemen at Hung Hom Police Station, by Admin

 

Ho Man Tin depot 何文田車廠 1960s
Ho Man Tin depot 何文田車廠 1960s, by simtang

 

Lingnan Stadium 1960s
Lingnan Stadium 1960s, by simtang

 

Daimler A first double decker introduced in 1949
Daimler A first double decker introduced in 1949, by simtang

 

1950s St Paul's Co-ed
1950s St Paul's Co-ed, by simtang

 

Commercial Radio in Mei Foo
Commercial Radio in Mei Foo, by Hélen D'zeon

 

Lai Chi Kok map 1964
Lai Chi Kok map 1964, by Klaus

 

Kwun Tong 1962
Kwun Tong 1962, by Klaus

 

Mr Gimson meets Rear Admiral Harcourt
Mr Gimson meets Rear Admiral Harcourt , by Klaus

 

pui ching school
pui ching school, by simtang

 

1951 sham shui po post office
1951 sham shui po post office, by simtang

 

Hawker bazaar in Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po (c. 1980s)
Hawker bazaar in Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po (c. 1980s), by simtang

 

1955 ma liu shui
1955 ma liu shui, by simtang

 


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