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1910s Launch Party

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Gwulo Photo ID: EE065

This photo appears in Gwulo's Talk #3.

At the USRC Kowloon - Aug 1959

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959
Places shown in this photo: 

Repulse Bay Lido-swimming platform-'Lady Lido'

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935
Places shown in this photo: 

On board the 'Lady Lido'

Repulse Bay hotel-swiming platform-the 'Lady Lido'

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935
Places shown in this photo: 

Rarely seen in photographs of Repulse Bay from the 1930s is the Lido's swimming platform vessel unofficially called the 'Lady Lido'. Complete with a water slide with a sun protection canopy mounted above the slide

Swimsuits1930s.JPG

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1934

Here is another "swimming" photo to comply with David's request. It's one of several of the Warren family taken on Stanley beach in the 1920s and 30s - this time my uncle Leslie Warren and his wife Cicely. I'm baffled as to why they chose such an uncomfortable place to sit for this photo when other photos show plenty of sandy stretches. The road from Windy Gap to Cape d'Aguilar mentioned by gw that was started in 1929 and then restarted in 1933 is visible behind the couple in its second state, as this photo would have been taken around 1933 or 1934.

Jill

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1933

In response to David's request for swimwear photos here is one of two similar shots of my Warren cousins on Stanley Beach in 1932-33. The first shot carries the inscription "Mother knitted these swimsuits for us. We hated them." This snap is taken slightly further to the right from the first and shows a large building in the background. I wonder what it is.

Beach photo.JPG

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1929

Not sure if this is Stanley beach. The man is simply identified by Diana Warren, the little girl, as "a friend of my parents". The date is probably1928-29.

Jill

1907 Soldiers swimming

When: Here's the back of the photo:

Back of photo

"Taken at Kowloon Pier. (old city) A Coy's swimming test. 7/07"

Which I'm guessing means it was taken in July 1907.

Who: Soldiers from "A" Company. A couple have their caps on, and one

Cooling off

What: Part swimming pool, part bath, this was a popular spot on a hot summer's day.

Where: There's a pencil note on the back:

Bathing Beach. New Territories in background.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935
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I think this was taken from Stonecutter's Island, and the industrial area in the background shows the oil storage tanks where Mei Foo is today.

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