Ping Shan – proposed airport for Hong Kong – further images

Hugh Farmer: All images have been sent by IDJ with acknowledgements  given for sources where known. RAF Ping Shan c1954  IDJ comments the above  image was originally posted on the The Hong Kong Historical Aircraft Association (HKHAA) website by someone in Australia in 2006. RAF Ping Shan c1954 RAF Ping Shan c1954 IDJ adds “I noticed this week [4th Dec 2013] […]

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Feather Works in Hong Kong – initial notes

HF: I have come across feather works/factories being mentioned in Hong Kong in four sources. Dated 1899, 1908, 1910s and 1939. a) In  the 1899 Jurors List http://gwulo.com/jurors-list-1899 “Leopold Schinz, Technical Manager, Feather Factory, Kennedy Town” b) In Twentieth Century Impressions of Hong-kong, Shanghai and Other Treaty Ports of China, Wright A, Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company Ltd., 1908. “Another important business in […]

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Messrs. L.M. Alvares & Co, Ginger + Feathers c1908

HF: Extracted from Twentieth Century Impressions of Hong-kong, Shanghai and Other Treaty Ports of China, Wright A, Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company Ltd., 1908. A popular delicacy at home is the preserved ginger imported largely from China. The Hing Loong ginger factory in Canton is noted for producing some of tlie finest qualities, the export of which is controlled by Messrs. […]

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Appeal for personal accounts of working in any aspect of HK’s industrial past

I would be very interested to hear from anyone who has personal anecdotes or reminiscences about any aspect of Hong Kong’s industrial past including those mentioned below. Whether you yourself or a family member worked in these industries, or you know of someone who left written memories or photographs, it would be great to hear about it. The group is […]

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Shek Pik Reservoir – Tai O Road construction link to end of Tai O salt production

HF: See added extract from a report at the end of this article regarding suggested reason for the final demise of the salt industry in Tai O which had probably been in existence (at least in HK) from about the 3rd century BC. 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of Shek Pik Reservoir on Lantau island. It was […]

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