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Hau Wong Temple [1765- ]

Date Place completed: 
1765-12-31

Hi there,

Shrine along the path besides an old tree [????- ]

Tung Chung Wooden Pier/Bridge at Ma Wan Chung Village [????- ]

Hi there,

From my observation the pier/bridge had once collasped, but villagers had laid on new planks.  I wished I had took some photos more than 30 years ago when I was there in a school picnic.

Best Regards

T

Percival Street (Island tram interchange) [????- ]

Tai Tam Bay [????- ]

HK Cricket Club pitch (1st location) [1851-1975]

Date Place completed: 
c.1851-06-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1975-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

The Cricket Club's website says that a cricket pitch stood on this site from 1851 to 1975:

Stanley Prison [1937- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1937-01-01 (Day is approximate)

Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay [1902- ]

Date Place completed: 
1902-01-01

Hi there,

The tag shows the approximate location possible for the Booths to turn right into Kai Chiu Road in their Ford.  I'm pretty sure the layout of the building close to the Jardine's Bazzar/Yee Wo street was different then as that triangular building is blocking the way nowadays and does not allow traffic from turning right/South on Yee Wo Street anywhere.

T

The Dragon Seed Company [1966-2008]

Date Place completed: 
1966-12-31
Date Place demolished: 
2008-12-31

I am not sure about the 1950's, but from my childhood in the 1960's, the construction site shown in the photo below was where the Dragon Seen Company located.  That's the corner of Li Yuen Street East and Queen's Road Central. The construction site caused a mud slide last year, made a few of those pai dong in ruin.  I remember somebody fell into the hole....... but was soon rescued.

T

Kadoorie Beach, Tuen Mun, 18-3/4 Milestone [????- ]

Tag location corrected.  Believe me or not, I managed to dig out a map dated 1990 with the right information.  Back then before the Golden Coast was developed there was the Gordon Hard & the Perowne Barracks in the So Kwun Wat area.  No wonder they have a military coach going to and from the city area.

T

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