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Tonnochy Ballroom [1950-????]

Date Place completed: 
1950-08-04

6, Tonnochy Road.

In Ian Fleming's 1963 book, Thrilling Cities, he mentions this ballroom in the section about Hong Kong's nightlife:

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Tonnachy & Oriental Ballrooms-leaflet & dance ticket.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

The text's word use is somewhat dated now

Hong Kong -Tonnachy Ballroom-leaflet-1960s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

"Best for Socializing and Frolicking" it was claimed.

"Frolicking" is not a term often used these days

No doubt a number of nocturnal intrepid urban explorers ventured in to see what was on offer!

 

The Ritz Ballroom, Swimming Pool & Garden, North Point [1941-????]

Date Place completed: 
1941-05-17

"The Ritz Ballroom opened on 5 September 1947 on an empty lot next to the docks in North Point. [...] Next to the Ritz Ballroom was the Ritz Garden, with Chinese gardens, restaurants, two swimming pools and miniature golf." from http://hkpop.blogspot.hk/2008/09/ritz-ballroom.html

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