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Cast Iron Inspection Cover made in Wuhan [????- ]

Walked by this one yesterday (29th Dec 2020). It is just outside an enderly home and the previosu site of the former soy sauce plant, which is being developed into residents.  The gateway is already gone with standard buildings already erected.  

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Cheung Chau Pak Tai Temple(北帝廟)

Cheung Chau Theatre

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Kirsty's family 0042 - Rockies beach Cheung Chau.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

This the view from a small beach below (to the east of) my grandparents' house, The Rockies, on Cheung Chau. You can see that there was another house above theirs, which is on the ridge line in the background. Probably the site of or close to the current Salesian Mission Retreat on Don Bosco Road. This would have been taken between 1946 and 1953, which was the period when they lived there. Does anyone know anything about that other house?

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

A view of my grandparents' house "The Rockies" and the house above it, on Cheung Chau. I presume that the inscription "45,000 sq ft" on the back of the photo refers to the area of the land they bought. This would have been taken between 1946 and 1953, which was the period when they lived there. Does anyone know anything about that other house?

Beach on Cheung Chau?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Does anyone know where this beach is? I'm pretty sure the photo was taken on Cheung Chau.

Kirsty's family 0044 - see file info.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

This was the home of my grandparents Edgar and Kathe de Chaffoy de Courcelles on Cheung Chau soon after they had returned to Hong Kong after the war. My mother told me they built it in 1946, but perhaps in fact there had already been a European house there and they re-built it? They called it "The Rockies", for rather obvious reasons. Although my grandfather worked in Kowloon and Hong Kong, they lived there until 1953 when his business (The Orient Tobacco Manufactory) had been sold up and they retired to Portugal. They were never city people, and loved this house.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2010

These are the two huge very distinctive that lay at the end of their rather wild garden: compare this recent photo to my "Kirsty's family 0043 - view from Rockies Cheung Chau.jpg" and you can see that even the garden path has hardly changed course.

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