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Everything tagged "1970s Hong Kong"

KMB (D665) 1979-04 (AR7600) last Dr CVG6-MS - INL

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

1970 Lai Yuen amusement park

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

BMH

1970 Canton Road

Near the junction with Peking Road.

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

1970s Kai Tak Runway

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1976

A Boeing 747 taking off over Kowloon City. Work has commenced on the construction of the Kai Tak Tunnel underneath the runway/airport from Ma Tau Kok to Kowloon Bay.

C.A.A.C. H.S.Trident Aircraft B284 at Kai Tak Airport Apron

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1978

Passengers boarding C.A.A.C Trident B284 from Hong Kong ( Kai Tak Airport ) to Guangzhou Baiyuan Airport on 13 December 1978. The aircraft was a new British-built Hawker-Siddley Trident registered in China as B284. It was later re-registered as B2216 when China changed to a four-digit aircraft registration system.

Lei Yue Mun North Beacon

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

The light was painted in black and white checkers until the 80's/90's when it was repainted in green.

Before the adoption of IALA A in the 1980's, HK followed the League of Nations Uniform Buoyage System (also used in the UK). Starboard markers were black or black and white checkers (black and yellow for secondary channels). Port markers were red or red and white checkers (red and yellow for secondary channels).

The lantern on the beacon is an electric lantern, Pharos Marine's FA-250

business card Karel Baggerman, Holland Engineering & Trading Co Ltd, Hong Kong

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company from just before WWII. After the outbreak of war, two of his colleagues went to England, to join Dutch forces, they became "Engelandvaarders" from the East. One of them was Karel Baggerman (1918-1982). He joined Princess Irene Brigade, was trained as one of the first Dutch commandos and participated in two major military operations in The Netherlands: Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Walcheren.

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

Shatin Heights Hotel Matchbook

Date is a guess.

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

Shatin Heights Hotel Demolition

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

Approximately 1979, visiting Hong Kong during boarding school holidays and finding the Shatin Heights Hotel being demolished.  

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