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Fleming Road Refuse Pier.

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

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong, Johnston Road, Central Wanchai, VW T1 delivery van, ca. 1956 (original print)

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.

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

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong, Johnston Road, Central Wanchai, VW T1 delivery van, ca. 1956 (digitally processed negative)

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.

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

Wanchai, 1970

Text on Flickr:

This is the corner of Lockhart Road and Luard. The 'Lily' Bar is the site of the present-day 'Old China Hand'

By '72, the 'San Diego Bar' had become the 'Butterfly Club-Topless', and the 'United Nightclub' was the 'Mini Club' (also topless). Earlier, in the mid-60s, the 'San Diego' was the 'Honeymoon Bar' (the lower part of the sign with the two hearts was not changed)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

World of Suzie Wong, Ltd.

Date unknown, probably younger than the others, maybe mid-1970's.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1975

World of Suzie Wong, Ltd-Reverse

Quite likely late 1960's. The map shows the Stewart Road Ferry Pier (Wanchai to Yaumati Wharf) that was closed at the end of 1970.

The map is pretty over-simpified, but you surely will find the bar..

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Relax with Suzie Wong

Date unkown, likely late 1960's.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Pussycat Bar, 1979

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979

Seven Seas Bar, Nov 1974

Text on Flickr: 

93-95 Hennessey Road, WanChai, HK November 1974

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1974

Diamond Steakhouse, Wanchai 1974

Text on Flickr:

This is Lockhart Road, looking west towards Fenwick. This photo was taken in April 1974 by Scott Ely. You can see that a number of the old Wanchai bars have been demolished by new construction on the right.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1974

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