Caldbeck, MacGregor & Company Ltd – HK branch opened in 1889

Caldbeck, MacGregor Wine Merchants China Mail 4.10.1891

“The firm of Messrs. Caldbeck, Macgregor & Co., established in 1864, is the largest and best known in the wine and spirit trade in the East. The headquarters are in Rangoon Street, Crutched Friars, London, and there are branches in Glasgow, Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, and Tientsin; whilst agencies have been established at Port Arthur, Chefoo, Weihaiwei, Kiaochau, Hankow, Foochow, Taiwan, […]

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Mui Wo Silver Mine – Part One – The Owner

1864 Ho Image

Tymon Mellor: The former mine at, and which was to give its name to, Mui Wo or Silvermine Bay, was arguably one of the most important mines in Southern China at the end of the nineteenth century. It was developed using private money and was a showcase of modern technology. It was hoped this would be the start of a […]

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Caltex Oil Terminal – Tsuen Wan – recollections of an Assistant Terminal Superintendent, 1973 to 1978

HF: The image below shows the developing Tsuen Wan in the foreground, the Caltex oil storage depot in the background with a hill top cemetery above. JKW: I can confirm this, because I grew up here. My father worked for Caltex as a civil engineer supervising work at the oil terminal, as he called it, from 1973 to 1978. We […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, early to mid December 1942, ship repair, maintenance and movements

BAAG WIS#15 30.12.42 Detail Map Of Kowloon Docks

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS No.15) dated 30th December 1942. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during December 1942. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a number of Hong […]

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Auguste Pierre Marty – obituary, brother of A R Marty, founder of A. R. Marty in Hong Kong 1874

Marty, Auguste Pierre Obituary A2 SCMP25.1.1909 Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies: Auguste Pierre Marty, who died in HK in 1909, was resident here (and in his latter years Spanish Consul) from his arrival, aged 17, in 1871, to work for his brother Auguste Raphael Marty (who also lived in HK until he moved to Haiphong in 1906 where he died in 1914), who founded the company (A.R. Marty & […]

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Chun Hing Bakery, Biscuit & Confectionery Manufactory

Chun HIng Detail Image 2 York Lo

York Lo: Chun Hing Bakery, Biscuit & Confectionery Manufactory  Founded in 1926, Chun Hing Bakery, Biscuit & Confectionery Manufactory (振興糖果餅乾公司, the Chinese name reflects the reverse order – confectionery, biscuit and bakery) was one of the leading biscuit & confectionery firms in Hong Kong alongside Garden, Yan Chim Kee, On Lok Yuen and M.P. San. The firm’s founder Ho Chi-Wong (何智煌, […]

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Auguste Raphael Marty, obituary, founder of A. R. Marty in Hong Kong 1874

Marty, Auguste Raphael Obituary Detail 3 SCMP 17.12.1914

“The French merchant Auguste Raphael Marty (1841–1914) established his own trading house, A. R. Marty et Cie, in Hong Kong in 1874. Following the acquisition of northern Indochina by France, he and his business partner, [Edouard] Jules d’Abbadie  in September 1886, founded the shipping company Marty et d’Abbadie in the port of Haiphong.”(1) Information about A.R.Marty et Cie appears thin on […]

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The Macau Aerial Transport Company – first commercial airline company to be established in Hong Kong or Macau

Macau Aerial Transport Company Aeromarine Float Plane At Repulse Bay Photo Cliff Dunnaway, Chic Eather

“… Macau Aerial Transport (MAT) was the first commercial airline company to be established in Macau or Hong Kong. [Founded by Charles de Ricou he] found it wise to set up MAT as a British company but public opinion in Macau was generally against having yet another ‘foreign’ enterprise in their midst. The Government of Macau, however, sensing the obvious […]

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BAAG Naval Section Intelligence Summary, late November 1942, ship repair, maintenance and movements

BAAG Report WIS #14 Detail A1

Elizabeth Ride has sent the Naval section of a British Army Aid Group (BAAG) Waichow Intelligence Summary (WIS No.14) dated 16th December 1942. This covers shipping movements in and out of Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation in World War Two during late November 1942. These reports also describes time spent by vessels undergoing repairs and maintenance in a number of […]

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