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Playing on the Anti-Aircraft Gun at Stonecutters Island

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1954
Places shown in this photo: 

Photo courtesy of the Booth family

Po Lin Monastery

Places shown in this photo: 

Photo courtesy of the Booth family

Po Lin Monastery

Places shown in this photo: 

Photo courtesy of the Booth family

Chinese funeral passing Fourseas Hotel

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950
Places shown in this photo: 
Photo courtesy of the Booth family

At Repulse Bay

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953
Places shown in this photo: 

Photo courtesy of the Booth family.

[Update: This was supplied titled "At Shek O", but in the comments below it has been identified as Repulse Bay.]

Bowen Road British Military Hospital [1907- ]

Date Place completed: 
1907-01-01

There is an entry in Wiki describing this building, which gives these dates: It was built between 1903 and 1906, and officially opened on July 1, 1907.

Donald C Bowie's 'Captive Surgeon' gives a detailed account of his time at the hospital between 1942 and 1945. During that time he was the Senior Medical Officer, and the hospital cared for Allied POWs.

Yuen Long [1669- ]

Date Place completed: 
1669-01-01

I've added a completion date of 1669 for David's housekeeping, however, this is only the date of when Yuen Long market was moved to where the current MTR now sits.

1669 is post coastal clearance. I have no idea how long Yuen Liong was established prior to that particular Imperial edict.

646 Nathan Road (former site of Lee Chun Kee and Company) [????- ]

This is the 'GoogleEarthified' location of #646. Seems as though it is currently occupied by the Tao Tak Building (which also takes up 642 -> 646).

Kowloon Junior School [????- ]

Kowloon Junior School currently has two sites, this one next to Argyle Street, and another one over at Begonia Rd in Kowloon Tong. The latter is due to close down so the school can operate from a single site (i.e. this one) from 2011.

 Here is Booth's description again: "surrounded by a six-foot chain-link fence on the other side of which was a steep drop to the dusty football field of another school".

Royal Navy bungalows on north slope of Mount Nicholson [1947-1960]

Date Place completed: 
1947-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
1960-01-01

Booth doesn't mention whereabouts on Mt Nicholson he stays, just that it a friend's bungalow for the few days before they moved to the Fourseas Hotel.

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