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Hennessy & Queen's Road Realignment 1930s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Queen's Road East @ 1950's

Queen's Road East (now Queensway) near Victoria Barracks in the mid-1950's. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

Wanchai Foreshore 1860

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1860

Detail of a Panorama taken in 1860 showing the coast of Wanchai prior to the reclamation to Johnston Road in the 1860's

On the hill in the foreground is the Chief Justice's House with the Seamans behind to the left.

The large building complex in the centre of the picture is the St. Francis Xavier Hospital & Chapel. The walled enclosure behind it is the Old Colonial Cemetery (likely Protestant section) 

Top Right re the Matshed forerunners to Victoria Barracks

English Methodist Church at QRE in 1937

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1937

The photo shows the old English Methodist Church which was situated at junchtion of Queen's Road East and Kennedy Road.  It was taken in 1937.

The upper part of the pitched roof structure behind was a 3-storey building (edged green) located to the south west of the old Wanchai Government School (to the west of the Church) which was not visible because it was behind a series of trees fronting the QRE.

Air photo of Wanchai Govt School 1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

This air-photo was taken in 1949 which shows the English Methodist Church at j/o Kennedy Road and Queen's Road East, and the Wanchai Govt School at j/o Kennedy Street and QRE.

Burst of underground pipe in Stone Nullah Lane 1966

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966

On 12 June 1966 (so called "612" incident) 382.8 mm (+15 inches) of rainfall was recorded in one day, being the highest record at that time.  Between 6:00 - 7:00 am, an hourly highest record of 108.2 mm rainfall was also recorded.   The heavy downpour made Hong Kong suffer one of the worst disastrous floods.

new and old photos ---- 269 Queen's Road East

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2013

The composite photo shows the old (circa 1955) and the new (2013) of No. 269, Queen's Road East.   The present building is used as Education Services Centre of Education Bureau

old Wanchai School photo (part)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

On the left hand side, it shows the boundary wall and entrance iron gate of the old Wanchai School (part).   Adjacent to the iron gate is the big bayan tree.  The safty railing in front of the gate is to prevent children running across the road suddenly.

Queen's Road East is in the middle, and the retaining wall of the hospital hill (site of Royal Navy Hospital, later Ruttonjee Sanatorium) is on the right hand side.

 

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