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HONG KONG NOSTALGIA: ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE & WAI KEE

The Hong Kong retail silversmith WAI KEE 惠記 [in Mandarin: HUI JI] is one of the few retailers that truly spans three centuries; founded in 1885, the firm is still operating in almost the same location by Pedder Street with the same specialities of pearls, jewellery and silver wares. As opposed to other similar firms operating today in Hong Kong that lay claim to longevities in trading, Wai Kee is the oldest retail jeweller and silversmith in Hong Kong.

Cecil CLEMENTI (aka 金文泰) [1875-1947]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Clementi
Given: 
Cecil
Alias / nickname: 
金文泰
Birth
Date: 
1875-09-01
Death
Date: 
1947-04-05

Dear Gwulo Friends

I am writing a biography of Sir Cecil Clementi (金文泰) to be published by Hong Kong University Press.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who cares to share information, documentation, photographs, comment or opinion on the subject of Sir Cecil, his life and times.

Please feel free to contact me on grahamdhutchings@gmail.com

With thanks and regards

Graham   

New Exhibition: Photographs from the 1950s

Gwulo readers may be interested in a new exhibition from The Photographic Heritage Foundation: 'Photographs from the 1950s: Marjorie Doggett's Singapore, Lee Fook Chee's Hong Kong'.

Cargo/passenger service between Singapore and Hong Kong in early eighties

Hi there,

I read that there was once a cargo/passenger boat service between Hong Kong and Singapore and I'd like to know if you could tell me more about it, especially for the year 1980.

Could you for instance tell me or direct me to a site where I could find the timetables of such a service, the name(s) of the ship(s), the cost, the duration and so on?

Once again, I'd be very glad to hear from you,

Lovely Easter to you all,

Michael

Hong Kong in the 1930s

https://youtu.be/D62TzU1X2jk
Old 8mm movies shot in the 1930s by Douglas Chun Wai Yee (1906-1983). https://www.geni.com/people/Douglas-Wai-Yee/6000000009196913617
Original film discovered and digitized by Roger Woo in the United States.

Po保 LAU 劉 (aka Matthew Lau/Matheus Lau/Lau Tze Chun/劉寶/劉為善/劉瑪豆) [1880-1925]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Lau 劉
Given: 
Po保
Alias / nickname: 
Matthew Lau/Matheus Lau/Lau Tze Chun/劉寶/劉為善/劉瑪豆
Birth
Date: 
1880-09-17
Birthplace (town, state): 
Macau
Death
Date: 
c.1925-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Cause of death: 
Typhoid

The life of Mr. Lau Po (b. 1878 [1880?] – d. 1925)

 

Written by Simon [Edward?] Law, Lau Po’s son

Birthplace (country): 

“Water supply in Hong Kong” The Far Eastern Review, 1927 - 1934, courtesy of the P. A. Crush Chinese Railway Collection

Articles on “Water supply in Hong Kong” published in The Far Eastern Review in 1927 and 1934, courtesy of the P. A. Crush Chinese Railway Collection

Water supply in Hong Kong - The 'Shing Mun' Valley Scheme

Japanese Hong Kong Surrender Ceremony 1945

I have just uploaded two photographs sent to me soon after the 75th anniversary of VJ Day by a cousin of mine. Her father, Air Commodore Gilbert Bartholomew the original owner of both photographs, was present at the ceremony, representing the Royal Air Force.

Hong Kong Japanese Surrender 3.png

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

I believe this is the location of the Japanese surrender ceremony at Government House on 12 September 1945.  Coincidentally, I took this photograph standing in roughly the same spot as the photographer who took the 'Hong Kong Japanese Surrender 2' image. It was taken on a Government House open day in less turbulent times than in 1945.

Hong Kong Japanese Surrender 1.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

This photograph is one of two sent to me soon after the 75th anniversary of VJ Day by a cousin of mine. Her father, Air Commodore Gilbert Bartholomew, was present at the ceremony, representing the Royal Air Force (he is marked with the small 'X'). The ceremony was held in the entrance lobby area of Government House on 12 September 1945.

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