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1957 Wanchai view

Among other interesting features, Southorn Playground is visible on the left hand side.

Morrison Hill is almost vanished, and reclamation for Victoria Park has been finished.

Can anyone identify the houses in the foreground?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

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Wanchai view

The long building at the eastern end of Southorn Playground was the War Memorial Recreational and Welfare Centre completed in 1950. Behind it was a basketball court with roof erected around 1952/53. (copied from moddsey's comment).

The date originally attributed to the image on flickr was 1949, with the additional information it was set to 1952.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1952

1946 Wanchai view

Wan Chai still seems to suffer from war damages.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1946

Garden Theatre opened on 6 July 1932

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1932
Places shown in this photo: 

Newspaper clipping of "the China Mail " dated 4 July 1932 which announces the opening of the Garden Theatre at Reclamation Grounds, Wanchai on 6 July 1932

Garden Theatre poster -- July 1932

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1932
Places shown in this photo: 

The poster dated July 1932 of Garden Theatre (open-air cinema) which was situated on Southorn Playground, Wanchai reclamation.   On its heading it reads "Reclamation Grounds, Wanchai".  The cinema opened on 6 July 1932.  It had 2000 seats.

Southorn Playground in 1932

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1932

The photo shows Southorn Playground before WWII.  There is an open-air cinema, and it runs two shows in the evenings only.

The even numbers of the tenements on Hennessy Road are on the southern side.   House number 156 starts from O'brien Road, and goes eastward to 200 at Fleming Road.   A 4-storey high white building stands on 168-170 (or 166-168?) in the middle.  Corrections and suggestions are welcome.

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