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older hong kong -1960s

any of you know 'old' hong kong? I often think of people I knew back then... Greg

i've been here since 1960 :D

I lived in hk from1948-63, bar some gaps for schooling. I miss it, but hope to go back for a short visit in 2005. It must have changed(!) I was at the Peak school,Kennady Road, and much later Diosescen Boys. Those were great times. Beach parties, boat trips and great fun. Where were you? Greg

Hello Fiona, I stumbled upon one of your message - that you once attended Royden House School in Hong Kong. I am just very curious what year was it ? I was a student too at Royden during year 1973 thru 1978. You can reply me at info@perfectallied.com Jeff :

I was in Royden House at Kennedy Road from 1960 to 1970. Is Mrs. Rudge still alive?

No, I was in.....1970 to 1976 ay Kennedy Road, an old building.

never heard any one in Royden Aquafina during year 1973 thru 1976.

Royden House- Happy Valley in 1975

late reply but no, she passed away quite a few years ago and Isabelle, her daughter, took over for a while before it was sold, I believe. Hey all you anonymous ones....declare yourselves!!! I was there from 1969 to 1975 (Transition 6 through Form 5). I'm not too sure about the locations in different years but I think it would have been 1969 - 1971 St. John's Ambulance Building (now 5 Macdonnel Rd) plus a flat in an old block down the road 1971 - 1973 Kennedy Road (old building up a short hill, next to Monticello) 1973 - 1975 Sing Woo Crescent in Happy Valley (another old building)

I was there from 1970 to 1976 (Transition 6 through Form 5). 1970 to 1973 Kennedy Road, very very old building that people were living other side, which was a good spot for those smokers. Actually Royden didn't look like a school. I remember I took the damn old school buses ran to West, Star Ferry and North Point. 1974 - 1976 Sing Woo Crescent in Happy Valley. It was much better but still didn't look like a school.

I think Royden was moved to Caine Road from Happy Valley after I left.

Evan....I can't place an Evan but we must have been there at the same time, I guess you were a year or so behind me!!!! Do you remember a chubby gwai (there was only one!!!)? That was me *L* oooh and Tony Behan, English teacher? Remember him? I saw him recently!!!!

yes, that's what I heard and then eventually it became Sears Rogers?

Yes, Mr Behan, the handsome went to HK British Cultural Association...something like that. I am one of those gang, trouble makers, Chinese, they called me fat monkey, Evan Chan. Oh, I thought Mr. Behan go back to England. Recall- Mr. Lai, Mrs. Gill etc.

I didn't mean I was a gang. I was only one of the Royden's nuts....you know. Were you live in Mcdonnel Road? How is Mr. Behan doing now? If you mention to him my name, he could tell you who I am. I was next to him on the dragon boat in..1973?

I do remember you were with Lily Yau and her sister, Magarete Chen and her brother. Wondering why I remember their names....Oh man.

Where are you Fiona?

Also, the girlish Christopher, and the chunky Eddy, he was a KeiLeiFer in couple HK movie pictures. He was beaten by Stephen Chow or someone else.

I was in Raimondi college from P1 to P5, next to your old school SH.

Gerry, Geraldo Xavier?

yes i remember chris (malig), heard he passed away a few years ago...and eddie (maher) indeed....do you recall michael vas, chris reis, mario and maria (garcia?)...dilip murjani, dhun (?), raj (?)...they were all the guys in my year ...except maria ...and i hung with linney, angelina, julia, maria (above)...oh and wesley who taught the girls hockey team, shortlived and i think we won only one game but it was fun for us while it lasted man i think we should all get together for a reunion tony behan is running a training company here

Yes, I remember them, they were a year ahead of me except Dilip. He was repeated From 1 with me. One of our teacher's husband touch us ruby in Happy Valley. Mario was a guy always like to fight in school. Has Mr. Behan married yet?

I read most of the forums in this site. You're a big helper to the foreigners. Actually I have lived in US for 17 years. I might need your help sometime I return to HK.

I remember them, Maria Garcia, Angela Marcel, Helen Ip, Sunita Samtan. Angela had a Philipino boyfriend.

Hi I am Rajen I also left Royden house in 1974 we were still on Sing woo Road Happy valley. I hope we can all have a reunion soon let's get together for Drinks let say wanchai , Danny Lachu (who was 2 class below us) Let's e-mail and make a date Rajen Gohel

He is a Indonesian, not Philipino but alike

Do you Royden guys remember a lady was Mrs Rudge helper who has two brothers, one is Tyron Koloparking? And Ian?

She is Mrs Burd's husnabd

He also got his Dunhill cigarette finished before he hurrying into the classroom. Do you remember Mrs. or Miss Davies?

Was Elly his girlfriend?

Rajan lived in Seymore Road.

Gerry has two sisters, Christina Xavier

Had anyone of you here get mouth washed with soap from Mrs Rudge?

Yes that was Latchu aks Rajan who lived on Seymore road ... Rajen

I look thru his web pages, he is great in English- English.

Rajan always cheated Dilip for ice-cream. I knew them well

Who would be you who new him very well ?? why not come out and play .

Where are thou ...fellow past student of 1970-1974 !!!! Rajen

There was also Mr. Tam teaching Science and Maths

There was also MRS Grill in Punjabi dress teaching economics also a short chinese teacher by the name of Mr. lai or light ?? Mrs Burns english teacher . Rajen

There was also MRS Grill in Punjabi dress teaching economics also a short chinese teacher by the name of Mr. lai or light ?? Mrs Burns english teacher . Rajen

Also a German or Austra funny teacher Mr Cock who tought us Maths and Science.

chuckles...I believe it was Mr. Koch

Yes, Mr Koch. We used to make fun with him Mr Cock.

Hello, my name is Anna` I graduated in 1978 and I've been to all those locations, Macdonald Road, Happy Valley and Caine Road. When I was there I had Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. Strange for English, Mr. Behan later on, a Mrs. Mullins (young blond, very mico-mini skirts). Later on in Caine Rd, we had Mr. Wong for maths, Mr. Chan for econ. Mr. Lai/science, Behan/English, Mrs. Gill was the history/geography teacher. Do anyone of you know Gurbage(spelling??), he was in our class, the Botelhos, David Xavier, Nerissa. I do remember the incident when one of our classmates had to have his mouth washed by Mrs. Rudge. I remember Maria and Mario Garcia they were 3 classes ahead of me. I do know Philip Malig (Chris' brother) no more contacts after he went to England. Does anyone of you remember a Henry Marcel? He's really a part-time student. He was my class-mate back in elementary school, (Escola Camoes). Anna

Is Mr Behan still smoking? Dunhill?

RH Students threw milk bags cross the street to St. Francis girl School at lunch time.

Yeah, at kennedy Road. My email: xevan2@yahoo.com

Wow! I don't remember most of the teachers' names, but I do remember Mrs. Strange and Mrs. Rudge very well. I remember the boy getting his mouth washed with soap during assembly. He was Indian, with a name like Ajay, I think. The school moved to Caine Road from Kennedy Road. I remember going to the Botanical Gardens for P.E. while we were at Kennedy because it was within walking distance. No real P.E. at Caine from what I remember.

NO, the school moved to Happy Valley from Kennedy Road. NO, they did not go to Botanical Gardens for P.E. They had a walk to Bowen Road. NO, I don't think you were a RH student.

McDonnell Road (partly in the old St. John's Ambulance Building on the corner of McDonnell/Garden Roads, partly in a residential apartment a few blocks down the road) then Kennedy Road (an old stand-alone building up a steep driveway) then Sing Woo Crescent, off Sing Woo Road (another old stand-alone building) then Caine Road (a commercial building) and i HATED those red gingham dresses, i always felt as though i was wearing a tablecloth!!