Lui Che Woo – King of Hong Kong Quarries – two newspaper articles

HF: Anderson Road Quarry is located on the southwestern slopes of Chin Lan Chu in Kowloon, covering an area of 86 hectares with a working surface up to a height of 200 metres and horizontal extension of 1,500 metres. Quarrying of granite first started in 1956, supplying the urban development of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

Anderson Road Quarry Map Centamap

Courtesy: hk.centamap.com

Origin of Anderson Road

Anderson Road was built by the British Army in the earky 20th Century. It is named after William John Anderson, Controller of Stores in Government Supplies of Hong Kong. Anderson Road was originally a road linking Kowloon Peak and the military facilities at the top of Devil’s Peak, via the western part of Chin Lan Chu and Ma Yau Tong.

Anderson Road now terminates in Mau Yau Tong. The Quarry at Chin Lan Chu, which is next to the road, is thus named “Anderson Road Quarry”.(1)

Anderson Road Quarry snipped from www.concrete.hk

Courtesy: www.concrete.hk

HF: I took these photos on 21st February 2015 of the Anderson Road Quarry from Anderson Road itself.

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See:

  1. Black & Veatch Hong Kong Ltd – wins grey water treatment plant consultancy at Anderson Road Quarry 

Sources:

  1. Hong Kong Mining History, Jackie CT Chu and Jacky SL Chan, Hong Kong Mining History, ProjecTerrae, 2015

This article was first posted on 25th October 2017.

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  3. KWP Quarry Company Ltd – Anderson Road Quarry

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