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Stone Nullah Lane 1966_June_12_floods

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966

Probably junction of Stone Nullah Lane and Queen's Road East.

From Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

Stone Nullah Lane [c.1850- ]

Named after: the water channel that ran through it.

A creek starting just below (todays) Kennedy Road ran down the hill and drained into Victoria Harbour where (todays) Wanchai Road runs. Possibly as early as the late 1840s, when Queen's Road was built, the creek was diverted and ran covered under the street. 

Timeline

1974 Johnston Rd

Junction of Johnston and Hennessy Roads.

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

Wanchai 1982

Text on Flickr:

Chinese Methodist Church, Wanchai. This has since been demolished and rebuilt as an office building with the church on the ground floor.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1982

Hennessy Road at the junction with Tin Lok Lane

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Early Wanchai Shipyards

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1860

Fenwick Shipyard's boat pool

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1888

Cropped from the 1888s harbour chart. This map shows the boat pool and also indicates the draw bridge.

Fenwick Shipyard [1880-1905]

Date Place completed: 
c.1880-06-01 (Day is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1905-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Shipbuilding in Wanchai started in the mid-1840s already. On Marine Lot No. 31 and the adjoining Marine Lot No. 36 the Victoria Foundry was built in 1868. This was taken over by  George Fenwick in 1880.

In David’s post “Wanchai's seafront in 1902” it is reported about Fenwick’s business on Marine Lots No. 31 and No. 36:

Fenwick Shipyard 1890s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1890

1972 Excelcior hotel nearly completed

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1972

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