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1950s Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan

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1950

Tea room Rocamadour, Rickmansworth, 1957

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

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1957

Tea room Rocamadour, Rickmansworth, 1957

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

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1957

LANE CRAWFORD Ltd-Hot X Buns & Simnel Cakes

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1950

1958 Almost completed runway

Channel Rock on the right. A line of buoys connected the end of the runway with the rock.

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1958

1950 Looking South from Kowloon Tsai Hill

Looking south from the hill at Kowloon Tsai towards Argyle Street. In the centre, Prince Edward Road West runs from left to right intersecting with today's Lomond Road. The 4-storey St. Teresa's Hospital (comparison here from 1940) stands on the southwest corner. Behind the hospital is Argyle Street Barracks. The road at top right is Mission Road (Tin Kwong Road) and leading off it, is the access road to the Central British School/KGV. 

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1950

Kai Tak Airport ca. 1950

Believe the photo was taken from Checkerboard Hill. Kowloon Chinese Christian Cemetery on the right.

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1950

1950 Kowloon City Bus Terminus

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1950

1950 CNAC & CAT Aircraft Impounded at Kai Tak

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1950

Farewell dinner Klimanek, Hong Kong, 1950

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

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

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