1,000th article posted – congratulations to all involved in the Group…

James Hayes’ RASHKB piece on Hemp – crop and craft, posted yesterday, was our 1,000th article.

Many thanks and congratulations to all those who have contributed to our website in some way.

The first article posted on the website in October 2013 was the pre-website Newsletter One which had been sent out to six people as an email on 22nd November 2012.

If you would like to contribute in some way please get in touch. We would be delighted to hear from you. An hour or two a month would help this valuable resource grow…

There are a number of ways in which you might like to contribute to the group:

  • Write an article on an existing or new subject. This can be sent in as a word-type document (with an image or two if possible) to the email address above. If you’re worried that English is not your first language we will edit what you write.
  • Write an article as one of our site authors. If you would like to become a regular contributor you can register with the group and and add new content to the site yourself. Once you have registered you will be able to post articles yourself without having to go through the Editor – a great help.
  • Add a comment at the bottom of an article. Many of our regular contributors started with this simple action…
  • Add a comment to one of our intriguing Queries and Answers. Can anyone tell us more about Bireley’s bottling plant in Mak Cheong Street?
    32 Bireley’s Bottling Plant – 1950s Mok Cheong Street, Mau Tau Wai
  • Translate We now have three people who have offered to translate Chinese, one Japanese translator, one Portuguese (the Macau connection), and one French. Would you be able help with the occasional, brief translation? Chinese naturally, Japanese, but also French, German, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Italian, or…?
    Marie Helene Arnauld watched this French film and summarized the contents for us in English: Construction and Opening of Shek Pik Reservoir, rare French film 1962
  • Re-type documents Printed documents can sometimes be difficult to read. And the typed version is “searchable”, the printed version not. We currently have two people who occasionally help re-type a couple of paragraphs. Why not join them?
    Here’s one John Smith re-typed: WIS 25.4.43 China Light & Power Co: The New Generating Station was put out of Order on the fall of Kowloon. All the governors and (illegible) were dismantled from the machinery in the old station, and it was…

CLP BAAG WIS 25.4.43. extract snipped

  • Take photographs of existing, though maybe not functioning, Hong Kong industrial sites. This is one HF took of the defunct Wo Fat Hing Distillery. How long will this building remain standing?


  • Find photographs which can be added to posted articles. For example we need an image of this ship –  BAAG records of shipping in HK during 1944-45 – the Shoneito Maru
  • Help with Admin Tasks like updating the Index every month which takes about an hour, editing the Newsletter sent out every two months, a couple of hours…
  • Or in some other way which would help the Group and website to develop…


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