27 Green Spot – popular 1950s soft drink – To Kwa Wan/Aberdeen factory?

Lawrence Tsui: I remember a soft drink production company in the early 50s in the To Kwa Wan area where one could watch the production line from the street through a huge window. I think it was the Green Spot factory. It was quite an entertainment for a small kid. Linda Kernan’s article, The Vitasoy Story, includes “when the [Vitasoy] Aberdeen […]

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22 Far Eastern Prospecting And Development Corporation, Sha Lo Wan mine late1950s

Tymon Mellor’s article, Sha Lo Wan Mine,  says “In 1954 the Far Eastern Prospecting And Development Corporation Limited was formed and took over the mining license. They established a facility and started large scale working that were active until the 1960’s. The company was dissolved in 1979.” And the book Hong Kong Landscapes: Shaping the Barren Rock,  Bernie Owen and Raynor […]

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20 George U. Sands – connection to three HK companies 1866 to 1880?

Hugh Farmer: George U. Sands apparently lived and worked in Hong Kong from 1866 to 1880 though one account says he died in 1878. Harvard University Library has a collection of his business records which consist of account books, letter books, diaries, financial material related to Sands’ management of:- The Patent Slip and Dock Company The Novelty Iron Works The Hong […]

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