Newsletter 7, 30th June 2013

The 7th Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on 25th June 2013. Contents: A Bygone Industry in Hong Kong – Rickshaw Makers’ Stores – Fung Chi Ming The rickshaw is long out of date, but in days past it was a widely used form of urban transport. For public hire and for private use, it also created […]

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Newsletter 6, 4th May 2013

The sixth Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on  4th May 2013 Contents: New Subscribers The Story of Vitasoy –  Linda Kernan Vitasoy began in 1939 when Dr Kwee Seong Lo became involved with Chinese refugees. He was concerned about the malnutrition of the children and the fact that many Chinese immigrants were lactose intolerant… Sources Queries and […]

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Pokfulam Dairy Farm

The SCMP of 18th April 2013 contained an article of interest. It reported that a Director of Audit’s report had found that sixteen public heritage sites either were not being maintained or had not been used for periods of up to twenty years. The audit considered it unsatisfactory that ten government-graded buildings had been left unattended. One of the sites […]

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5 Salt pans in Mui Wo?

Eric Spain also has an enquiry about salt production in Mui Wo. He remembers seeing some RAF aerial photographs which showed salt pans there. [presumably immediately before, during or shortly after WW2?] Does anyone have any information about the pans and/or these photographs? Eric thinks they may be in a HK government archive. Newsletter 06 Eric Spain enquired asked whether there were salt […]

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Newsletter 5, 10th March 2013

The fifth Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on 10th March  2013. Contents: New Subscribers Hong Kong Industrial History Sources – Hugh Farmer The Taikoo Sugar Refinery – Jennifer Field Lang Hong Kong Industrial History: A Brief Account of the Accompanying Role Played by Technical Education and Training : Part Two – Dan Waters Queries & Answers […]

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Newsletter 4, 7th Feb 2013

The fourth Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on February 7th, 2013. Contents: New Subscribers Queries and Answers 19th Century Tomato Ketchup production in Yau Ma Tei – Hugh Farmer Hong Kong Industrial History: A Brief Account of the Accompanying Role Played by Technical Education and Training – Dan Waters Demolitions and Re-use Tai O Salt Production […]

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Kowloon Walled City 2 – manufacturing

I would like to thank David Bellis for reminding me about the book: “City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City” Girard G. and Lambot I. Watermark ,1993 The following article draws heavily on this book which may still be available in bookshops and is certainly to be found in HK Public Libraries (915.25 GIR).  The book contains an undated […]

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Wing Hong Industrial Building

The SCMP 19th January 2013 mentions a plan to turn the 50-year-old Wing Hong industrial building  in Cheung Sha Wan into a commercial building. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131191/ura-spend-hk17b-renovating-cheung-sha-wan-factory-1960s If you hear of any recent/current HK industrial demolitions, re-use please send them in. This article originally appeared in Newsletter 04

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Newsletter 3, 11th Jan 2013

The third Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on January 3rd, 2013. Contents: Members The RAS Re-use group The almost complete demolition of Eastern Cotton Mills, Ma Tau Wan Kowloon Walled City Gwulo.com Two HK mines – West Brother Graphite and Lin Ma Hang Lead The Stephen Hui Geological Museum – located  on the campus of The […]

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