Everything tagged: The Peak

Peak Renumbering

Submitted by Herostratus on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 22:14

This covers the period 1904 -1960. There was a further renumbering that took effect on 1st September 1960 to give the present peak numbering system but I have not found a complete record of the change online. If anyone knows where this may be found I will add it to the below.

 

Caine Road renumbering here

Conduit Road renumbering here

Robinson Road Renumbering here

 

Please comment if you spot any errors. 

Rabbits on The Peak

Submitted by Richard Muirhead on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 04:54

I have been told about feral rabbits,and peacocks,on The Peak around the 1960s,at Little Peak School and Matilda Hospital.

Does anyone know more?

 

1960-1970's Guildford Road - Mansfield Road, The Peak

Submitted by old_kid on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:04

Hi Everyone, 

This website is great! I grew up in Hong Kong and have lived in Mansfield Road over the 1990s. Wondering are there any photos or photos anyone has taken of the Peak area Guildford road to Mansfield road during 1960s onwards? It is a very peaceful area and I have revisited it after moving to California. There is even a football team that plays in the park every now and then... my eldest son's childhood was that park took him there almost each day and was nice chatting to parents. Am interested in having a look at what it was during that era. 

23 Coombe Road aka Stonyhurst/Glen Iris/Carrick - also 528 The Peak [1887- ]

Submitted by 80sKid on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 14:16

The house now known as ‘Carrick’ at No. 23 Coombe Road (which falls on Rural Building Lot 731) was constructed in 1887. It was obviously designed as a private luxury house used for residential purpose. Its first owner was John Joseph Francis (1839-1901), or J.J. Francis, as he preferred to be known. J.J. Francis purchased the plot of land on No. 23 Coombe Road in March 1886. In the following year he had his house, which he called ‘Stonyhurst’, built on the site.

RBL 561 Marker Stone at #7 Peel Rise, Wing On Estate [????- ]

Submitted by tngan on Sat, 06/26/2010 - 23:32

Hi there,

Spotted this last weekend while going up Peel Rise again.  The marker on the map is by best guess.  It is abit off the road and inside the perimeter fance, slightly down at the top of a shaved slope over a covered garage.  I used quite a few days poking into the GeoInfo Map and hit RBL 561 & Ext a few days ago.

Best Regards,

T

Foot path leading up the ridge towards Matilda Hospital [????- ]

Submitted by tngan on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 01:39

Hi there,

I think I have found the foot path, but it seem rarely used these days as it is sort of overgrown.  It is just about twenty to thirty steps up hill from the pavilion, right at the place where the main path widen into a concrete service road.  If you look to your right you should be able to see it, it would be difficult to miss.