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k Des Voeux Road Central.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

h Des Voeux Road Central.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1954

From the familiar tower with the dome and clock I think that this must have been taken looking to the East.  (Andrew S)

Pals

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958

How strange to me now, that even when off duty and in civilian clothes, we still tended to walk with a military bearing.  When going 'down town', we always got dressed up.  After a night spent at the China Fleet Club (a real bargain at HK$1 each)  Paul Youd, Lew Cox, Al Horton, Al Whitlock, Brian Peacock and I were walking past the Victoria Barracks on our way to the Cheero Club.

Rialto Theatre

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

Peter took this from the junction of Hennessy Road and Johnston Road, looking to the East.  The sign of the Rialto theatre, that had opened in November 1952, after the China Cinema had closed is visible on the right.  I believe that the triangular(?) building just visible on the extreme left might be the Chinese Methodist church.  (Andrew S)

street-scenes-victoria tram.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

This was probably taken looking East - the tram sign reads Whitty Street.  Is the building on the right part of the Victoria, or maybe the Murray, barracks?  (Andrew S)

Fares - Tram and Ferry

I should know this but can't remember.

What were the upper and lower deck fares on the trams? Did childrem pay half fares? I presume there were conductors on both decks.

When were the conductors replaced by cash receptacles?

Same questions for the Star Ferry - except of course there were no conductors. When did tokens replace cash?

Was the Yaumati Ferry fare the same as the Star Ferry?

Thanks

John

Wanchai b

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959

A commercial print? Any suggestions as to the location?  (Andrew S)

Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

Queen's Road 1967

Queen's Road Central, looking east. Left is the Cricket Ground, the road on the left is Murray Road. In the distance, Cotton Tree Drive Flyover is under construction.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1967

HK2 001.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Photo from the China Mail supplement of 31 August 1949. In the centre is the Chinese Methodist Church at the junction of Johnston Road and Hennessy Road.

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