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This is the 4th Submarine Flotilla rowing four in action referred to in moddsey's earlier post. They came third in a race of four teams for the 4th Submarine Flotilla Cup won by the Jardine Matheson team over a distance of one mile. The regatta, held by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club at North Point, was reported in the Hong Kong Sunday Herald of 24 March, 1929.
The photo comes from the 1928-1929 album of William Richmond Fell, who coxed the four. <Read more ...>
Sometime in 1841, perhaps very soon after the sale of 14 June 1841, they obtained a transfer from a Captain Ramsay of what was then Town Lot 42, and there erected a large house of which the Canton Press caustically commente<Read more ...>
"A Voyage to War: An Englishmans's Account of Hong Kong 1936-41" by Hugh Dulley
A brief description of the book:-
Hugh Dulley’s father (Peter Dulley) and mother (Therese Sander) met in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve 1935. Four years later at the outbreak of war, Peter, a weekend sailor, was called up in the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He eventually graduated to command an ocean-going tug of 500 tons from Hong Kong to Aden. En route he called at islands still enjoying pre-war peacetime and navigated across the Indian Ocean using a sextant. <Read more ...>
The buildings wsere quickly taken over by the Military to become naval stores and Jardine moved to East Point. Jardine also built a residence on Town Lot 42 where Flagstafff house is today. See here for more information <Read more ...>