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Amsterdam, Leidsestraat 82-84, former office Netherlands Harbour Works Co.

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) has been a member of NRCV (Nederlandse Reünisten Vereniging China (NRVC, Dutch Reunists Association China), as well as most of his former colleagues at Holland-China Trading Company.

NRVC evolved from Nederlandsch-Chineesche Vereeniging which was founded in 1923, by people who had an interest in China. Most of them had worked there, or studied Chinese and Chinese culture.  Its magazine "China" had its editors' address at Leidsestraat 82-84 in Amsterdam, where Netherlands Harbour Works had its head office.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Holland-China Trading Company: Photo Wrapper Long Hing & Co., Hong Kong, 1950s

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

This photo wrapper was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It contains photos from the period 1950-1957.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Holland-China Trading Company: Photo Wrapper Long Hing & Co., Hong Kong, 1950s

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

This photo wrapper was found in the company archives, held by Stadsarchief Rotterdam. It contains photos from the period 1950-1957.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

House at 39 Stubbs Road - possibly called "Flowerburn" [c.1932-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1932-01-01 (Year is approximate)

From at least 1932 to 1941, there was 1 or more houses on the uphill side of Stubbs Road at #39, an address which no longer exists.

South African replica of old house

harryhktc, I saw your comment on another topic and just wanted to follow up with you on it.  That previous topic you commented on will likely be deleted.

I too had heard a rumour about a former corporate executive taking plans of his company residence with him upon retirement.  I didn't think I would see it mentioned again some 40-years later.

Difficult question, but do you remember where you heard the rumour?  I seem to recall reading it in an old issue of the Far Eastern Economic Review, though my memory of that is unclear at best. 

Sai Kung Old House [????- ]

Could anyone identify the house in the photo and share some information about it?

The house is located off Fui Yiu Lane at the end of Sai Kung old town and is surrounded by other small old houses that seem to date from a similar time to the main house - unusual given most of SK 'old town' is now made up of post-war buildings.

Gladray, Lot 1929 Clear Water Bay Road, showing house on Fei Ngor Shan Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958
Places shown in this photo: 

Gladray, taken from Clear Water Bay Road. The house higher up Fei Ngor Shan is likely to have been replaced by today's Helena Heights.

Gladray, Lot 1929 Clear Water Bay Road, showing Lot 1966

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958
Places shown in this photo: 

Photo of "Gladray" on Clear Water Bay Road, with the house on Lot 1966 in the background. That house may have belonged to HSBC during the 1950s and 1960s. It is now the site of Tai Pan Court, Fei Ngor Shan.

Gladray, Lot 1929 Clear Water Bay Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958
Places shown in this photo: 

This house was built in 1956 by Americans Arthur Thomas Evans and Edna Jean Evans. They bought Lot 1929 in New Kowloon from Chan Ying For in December 1955. They named the house "Evansville".

In June 1958, the Evans family sold the house to Raymond and Gladys Mok, who renamed it "Gladray"

Chief Justice's House (Lysholt) 18 Gough Hill Road The Peak Hong Kong circa 1971

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1971
Places shown in this photo: 

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