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Dorothy Elizabeth DARKIN (née DAVIES) [1931-1972]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Darkin
Given: 
Dorothy Elizabeth
Maiden: 
Davies
Birth
Date: 
1931-04-29
Birthplace (town, state): 
Finsbury, Islington, London
Death
Date: 
1972-05-01
Cause of death: 
Cancer

Dorothy Elizabeth Darkin née Davies (born sometime between April and June 1931) was married to a Rick Darkin (I think maybe Richard Eric son of Norman Darkin?) who was a Superintendent in the RHKP in Mongkok, Kowloon at the time of her death. We believe she had left the UK for New Zealand as a nurse in the late 1950s before ending up in HK. She had two sons (Angus and Rodney) who would have been born in the 1960s. The last known address was in Broadcast Drive, Kowloon.

Birthplace (country): 

1970 Approaching Kaitak

This should be the Tung Road junction with Boundary Street (vanishing left under the KCR Railway Bridge).

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

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947
Places shown in this photo: 

Part of a collection of pictures made by Jim Watkins (deceased) of Henley In Arden, England while on military service in Hong Kong probably1947.

177-179 Prince Edward Road West, 1937

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937
Places shown in this photo: 

Mongkok sportsground 1930 map overlaid on Google Earth

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2013
Places shown in this photo: 

Army Sports Ground, Mongkok [????- ]

I found these three photos in a packet with others taken by my grandfather Tom Hutchinson dating from 1937, which may show the old Army Sports Ground in Mongkok. The sports ground was taken over by the Urban Council in 1961, and is now the site of the Mongkok Football Stadium.

The photos seem to be taken facing North, and the 3rd photo I think shows the railway bridge going over Boundary Street, with houses in Kowloon Tong beyond.

Can anyone confirm this?

Army Sports Ground, Mongkok (3) 1937 - photo by Tom Hutchinson

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937
Places shown in this photo: 

Army Sports Ground, Mongkok (2) 1937 - photo by Tom Hutchinson

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937
Places shown in this photo: 

Army Sports Ground, Mongkok (1) 1937 - photo by Tom Hutchinson

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937
Places shown in this photo: 

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