Ping-Ling Seng (沈炳麟, 1913-2009) – founder of Gloria Weaving & Knitting Co

York Lo: Gloria Weaving & Knitting (大業織造廠) was founded by Ningbonese businessman Ping Ling SENG (沈炳麟, 1913-2009) who first made his fortune exporting straw hats in Shanghai and moved to Hong Kong in 1948. Seng started his philanthropy in Shanghai in the 1930s but instead of using his own name, over the years he has donated hundreds of millions to charities […]

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Hong Kong Petrochemical Co Ltd – Lok On Pai Jetty, Tun Muen

HF: Photos taken 4th December 2014 by HF of the HKPC Lok On Pai Storage Facility.     See: http://www.hkpetro.com.hk/about.php – the company website Related Indhhk articles: Asiatic Petroleum Company, China – family connections Kawakami Oil Company in WW2 (AKA Socony-Vacuum Oil Company) Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company in Hong Kong Socony-Vacuum Oil Company in HK from 1896 Standard Oil in Hong […]

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Gloria Weaving & Knitting Factory Ltd, Yau Tong

HF: This company was established in 1955 and incorporated on 27th October 1964. The building shown in the recent photos below is at 1 Tung Yuen Street, Yau Tong where the company operated from the entire seven storeys. Gloria Weaving is listed as manufacturing cardigans, sweaters, pullovers and winterwear. Photos taken by HF on 25th September 2014. This article was […]

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The Castle Peak ‘A’ and ‘B’ Power Station

IDJ: People in Hong Kong expect electricity to always be ‘there’ when they switch on their lights and appliances, but give little thought as to where it comes from or how and where it is produced. There are two power station sites located in the New Territories near Tuen Mun operated by the CLP Power company, namely the combined Castle Peak […]

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Alfred Herbert Rennie

Biography Of Alfred Herbert Rennie b. 17th November 1857 Ontario, Canada.   d. 14th April 1908 Hong Kong. Here I am primarily concerned with the time Rennie spent in Hong Kong when he established the Kongkong Milling Company. For more information about the man a very useful source is: ‘The Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography’ listed below. For further information about […]

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The Hongkong Pipe, Brick and Tile Works, 1896-1928

HF: The Hong Kong Pipe, Brick and Tile Works was owned and operated by the Green Island Cement Company from 1896 to 1928, when it was closed due to financial losses. According to the 1908 report below it was located at the western end of Deepwater Bay. Are we talking about the same Brick Works that Tymon Mellor has found in a […]

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Brick Works, Brick Hill (Ocean Park) – the location of the HK Pipe, Brick and Tile Works?

Tymon Mellor has sent this 1957 map showing a brick works just NE of Brick Hill (Nam Long Shan) the southern part of which is now Ocean Park amusement park. The entrance to Ocean Park and the start of the cable car which takes you alongside Brick Hill is itself just NE of what was once the brick works. Tymon […]

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Hong Kong Tube and Metal Company, Peng Chau Island – 1960s

Mak Ho Yin has kindly translated this report published on 19 December 1964, two days before the opening ceremony of the factory on 21 December, in the daily newspaper Wah Kiu Yat Po. Pioneer of Hong Kong Heavy Industry Opening of a Large Steel Tube Factory on Peng Chau by Hong Kong Tube and Metal Products Limited at Peng Chau on 21st December, […]

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L R Nielson (1902-?) – connection to Lin Ma Hang Mine – further information needed

York Lo is researching L. R. Nielson of HK Mines which ran the Lin Ma Hang mine before WWII. York noticed in the Indhhk article about the mine that he re-visited the mines in the mid 1950s but there is conflicting information on the Web that he died or went missing during the War. York says he has found one article about […]

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WW2 Poultry Farms during the Japanese occupation

ER: BAAG Report – KWIZ #71, 20.10.44. Related Indhhk articles:  World War Two – 1945 BAAG report – Dairy supplies in occupied HK The Hong Kong Fishing Industry during World War Two – on the trail of Amakusa Marine A selection of Indhhk articles about HK agriculture and fisheries: Australian cattle to Hong Kong – 1845 invitation, 1880s delivery? Chinese Preserved […]

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