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Everything tagged "1950s Hong Kong"

Angela Fairburn

In 1951 I went by BOAC plane to Hong Kong, arriving August 6th. Sitting opposite me for the whole way, a journey taking 2-3 days, was a 15 year-old schoolgirl, Angela Fairburn. We stayed the night before in Rangoon. I liked her a lot and hoped to meet up with her in Hong Kong. She asked me out with her parents, but I could not make it then. I never heard from her again and I have always wondered what happened to her.

I am 87 years old now so this query is a bit late in the day!

What was Hong Kong like in the early 1960s and late 1950s?

I want to start by thanking you all for creating such a fascinating and insightful website. My grandmother lived in Hong Kong until she moved to England in 1960 or 61 when she was 20. She has been back to HK many times for holidays, but laments that she wishes she had stayed there. Of course I don’t mention that I wouldn’t have been born if she had stayed (I’m half Chinese and half white British)!









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