Nanyang Cotton Mill – additional information and 1948 images

NANYANG COTTON MILL-June 1948

Carles Brasó Broggi: Regarding Hugh Farmer’s request for details about Nanyang Cotton Mill, let me add some information about this firm. The following text appeared in “Hong Kong Textile Annual” published by the Hong Kong Cotton Merchants Association in 1956 (pp. 46-47). It gives an insight into the company and the mill proving two hypotheses suggested in previous posts by […]

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The Hongkong Ice Company Ltd, 1880-1919

Hong Kong Ice Company

HF: Before 1874, ice was imported [into Hong Kong] by the Tudor Ice Company from America. The sailing ships with the imported ice anchored close to the foot of Ice House Lane [“what was to become Ice House Street”?] and the ice blocks were stored in the government’s Ice Depot. Ice House Street was named accordingly. “In Chinese, Ice House Street is 雪廠街. […]

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Cheung Chau Island Industry – updated

Shing Kee Choppers + Scissors trade mark ordinance 4.7.1941 snipped logo

This article is the result of initial research into industrial development and related matters on Cheung Chau Island. New Information – Beacon Light, Choppers + Scissors – Shing Kee, Concrete Channels, Electricity Supply, Market, Pier, Quarry, Soap Manufacturer – added July 2016 If you can provide information on any of the subjects below, or add to the list, it would be […]

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Chan Kim Ming and Susan Soo – 1944 BAAG counter espionage report

BAAG Counter Espionage Precis #1 p 12 Chan Kim Ming snipped extract

Elizabeth Ride has sent two pages of BAAG Counter Espionage Precis No. 1, 21st January 1944, which concern Chan Kim Ming and Susan Soo. This adds to information about Chan and Soo included in our article, Bobbie (Bobby) and Frank Gardner and Chan Kim Ming in Macau, 1944, BAAG report, linked below. Chan Kim Ming also known as, Jimmy Chan, Chan Yat Ming, Chan […]

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Ho Hung Yee – 70 years umbrella maker and repairer – stall preserved

Ho Hung Yee umbrella Peel Street snipped extract SCMP 6.4.16

HF: The SCMP of 6th April 2016 contained an article about the preservation of Ho Hung Yee’s umbrella stall. It will be dismantled and “may” be permanently exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of History. The article begins: “Atop the slopes of Central’s Peel Street, a modest crowd stood admiring a historic umbrella street stall for the last time on […]

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BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Yushuto (Yushushima) Maru

BAAG KWIZ #70.6 Yushuto Maru snipped extract

Elizabeth Ride has sent British Army Aid Group (BAAG) records of shipping movements in Hong Kong in 1944-45 during the Japanese occupation in World War Two. These provide information not only about the ships themselves but what cargo was being brought into and out of Hong Kong during the latter stages of WW2, passengers carried, and of godowns, docks etc […]

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Chi Chung Yin ( 尹致中) – King of Needles

Chi Chung Yin, image as a young industrialist in Tsingtao York Lo

York Lo: Chi-Chung Yin (C. C. Yin, 尹致中, 1902-1988) – King of Needles Born into a poor family in the farming village of Laiyang (萊陽) in Shandong Province in 1902, CC Yin started working at the age of 13 in nearby Japanese occupied Tsingtao (which was occupied by the Japanese between 1914 and 1922) as an office boy at a Japanese […]

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The Sternwheeler Nanning 1 – built by Geo. Fenwick, Hong Kong 1900

Nanning One SS - line drawing image snipped extract Wiki Swire

Stephen Davies has introduced us to several ships built in Hong Kong, which were employed on HK-China, Macau-China or internal China routes, through the articles linked below. Here is further information about one such vessel, the Nanning 1, extracted from a website suggested by Stephen: Built for the Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamship Co. Delivered in 1900. Shipyard G. […]

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