HF: Tymon Mellor has sent this extract from a longer Pathe film from 1953. It shows the lower end of a quarry adjacent to a road. Here a group of about twenty men and women are undergoing the final ardous process of breaking stones into […]
HF: Holt’s Wharf and the Godown were set up in 1910 and jointly owned by the Swire Group and Blue Funnel Line. Together they formed a railway and freight hub in Tsim Sha Tsui. See the article, Holts’s Wharf and Godown, linked below. Here is Alfred […]
Mining for Wolframite at Sha Lo Wan started in late 1951 and by March, 1952 around 700 miners, growing to 1500 were working the hillsides on North Lantau. After an initial find in a gully on a weathered outcrop, the miners started digging tunnels to […]
HF: This is shown in our article, Quarries in Hong Kong – a list I added it to the list but I have no idea where I saw it mentioned. Can anyone supply further information about it? And why was it a “Government” quarry?
New information – the quarries and ‘Stone Port’ Shau Kei Wan, mentioned in the article, Quarrying and transportation of stone in Hong Kong, 1841, have been added. 1846, “The only produce of Hong Kong, for exportation, is granite…it employs many hands, a great number of boats, each […]