Tai Lam Chung Reservoir project details, newspaper article 1951

Tai Lam Chung 1

IDJ has sent the following 1951 newspaper article about the proposed Tai Lam Reservoir Project which it suggests was about to be undertaken and would “solve for all time the Colony’s water-supply problem.” If you would like further information about this reservoir please see our posted articles in Related Indhhk Articles, below. This image shown on the Home Page of […]

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Reiss, Bradley and Company, ex-Director brings 18 members of his Shanghai family to Hong Kong

Reiss Bradley, Image China Mail 30.11.1948 From IDJ

IDJ has sent the following newspaper article about an ex director of Reiss, Bradley and Company in Hong Kong. HF: I have retyped the article to enhance clarity and the ability to search. I apologize for the quality of the image which accompanied the China Mail article, though I have something of a soft spot for murky photographs. Thanks to […]

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Indo-China Steam Navigation Company steamer, Loong Sang, sunk in Hong Kong harbour during a typhoon, 1923

Loong Sang Photo Sunk During Typhoon From Historical Photos Of China Copyright Rosemary Delnavine

Dheeraj Khiytani has kindly sent this dinner menu from the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company ship Loong Sang, dated October 1901, which he recently purchased. A brief history of the Loong Sang. The Loong Sang was built in 1896 by William Gray and Company of Central Marine Engineering Works, West Hartlepool, UK, which was was a shipbuilding firm from 1874 to […]

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Andrew Weir Shipping and Trading Co.Ltd (Bank Line) – connection to Sha Lo Wan Mine, Lantau

Bank Line Advert New Source Unkown

HF: Tymon Mellor’s article, Sha Lo Wan Mine, includes, “A local company, The Bank Line (China) Ltd was interested in production of the ore for shipment to Japan, through Andrew Weir & Co, a local “reputable firm” as advised by the superintendent of Mines in a memo dated 7th January, 1953.” Here is an introduction to this British shipping company […]

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A S Watson & Company Ltd aka The Hong Kong Dispensary – a Timeline 1841 to 1945

A S Watson Chemist Detail Advert China Mail 1.8.1878

3rd June 2021 An additional image and information sent in by Dheeraj Khiytani was added. See 1907. HF:Watson’s is possibly the oldest retailer still in existence in Hong Kong and unquestionably among a tiny few that have opererated continuously since the early days of the colony… By 1941 Watson’s was already the largest chemist, retailer of health and beauty products, […]

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Hongkong and China Gas Company explosion, New Theory Advanced in Gas Disaster Enquiry, 1934

IDJ has sent the following newspaper article. For more information about the West Point gas explosion in 1934 please see our other articles below. HF: I have retyped the article for clarity sake and to assist searches. The script occasionally uses phrasing which would not be used in contemporary English which I have not changed. I am unfamiliar with the […]

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Ho Hung Yee – umbrella maker and repairer for 70 years, Peel Street, Central

HF: The SCMP of 26th July 2015 carried a report about the death of Ho Hung Yee who ran an umbrella stand on at the top end of Peel Street for decades. The article begins…”A fixture of the Central street scene dubbed the “Umbrella Man” for the decades he spent helping Hongkongers stay dry has died at the age of […]

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