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1965 Sheung Wan waterfront

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1965

British Pathé Films from 1968

On Youtube are two films (or actually cuts) from Hong Kong in 1968. A bit messy, but very interesting.

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 682 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Hong Kong (1968) - YouTube

Ferry Piers Central/Sheung Wan 1968

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1968

Video snap from Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 682 - Reel 1 Of 2 - Hong Kong (1968).

At the bottom left is Central Vehicular Ferry Pier, the eastern temporary berth has already been removed and the area reclaimed. The western temporary berth is still there.

Then two piers (the first one to Shamshuipo and Tai Tok Tsui, trhe second one is the Outlying Islands Ferry Pier), and a double Government Pier. 

The place can be seen already where the Rumsey Street car park will built in 1970.

Central & Sheung Wan

No date given. The old building right of the Harbour Office and behind the multi-storey car park (Wing On Department Store) has been demolished, it stood there still in June 1971. So the date was guessed to be 1972 1974 (see comment below).

Think the piers on the left are the Governments Piers near (todays) Gilman Street. Macau Ferry Wharf on the right. 

It looks as if the reclamation has been finished in this area.

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1974

Ice Works Causeway Bay - Conveyor Belt

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1973

Aerial photographs of the western part of Victoria Park where the Ice Works Causeway Bay (Dairy Farm) were located.

tngan reported that the ice works had a conveyor belt across the canal and further to the seashore.

This is shown in the upper photo from 1968 (merged from two aerial photos that were taken from different angles so that they do not match perfectly). 

aerial photo 1945 part

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1945

This part of an aerial photograph taken by the R.A.F. in 1945 is intended to show the pre-war and wartime installations at Little Sai Wan.  It is believed that the camp road was put in by the japanese who maintained a small wireless unit on the site of the pre-war British one.  The zig zag path up the ridge was probably built by the British to connect the Lyon Light engine/generator house on the coast with the Lyon Light building higher up on the ridge (still there in 2020).

尖沙嘴消防局 Tsim Sha Tsui Fire Station 1947

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1947

Jordan Road Ferry and Typhoon Shelter 1965

Quiet moment; no queues at the Ferry Pier. 

Ferry Point Estate under construction.

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1965

1956 Progress reclamation KT

Text on Flickr:

The Sacred Hill has almost disappeared. The small garden at the left middle border, containing the Sung Wong Toi stone, is being landscaped. (Source: Noel Hitching RAF)

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1956

Canton Road/Kowloon Park Drive aerial view 1980

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1980

From HKMS 2.0.

Shows the junction of Canton Road with Kowloon Park Drive. In the circle old houses and squatter huts can be seen, likely the same as on this photo.

Ocean Centre/Harbour City seems to be still under construction.

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