Lok On Pai “desalting” plant, 1975-1981 – mystery of non-demolition of main building

New information in red. Thomas Ngan recently posted these comments in response to the article, Lok On Pai “desalting” plant, 1975-1981. a) The main building still exists today. Only the chimneys and the generators have been demolished/removed. The lot has been occupied as a weekend/holiday flea market for quite a few years. Don’t know what might have happened in the […]

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Jebshun Shipping Co. Ltd – additional information

Shun Tai, A Jebshun Shipping Company Ship

HF: A little more information about Jebshun Shipping to add to what we already know. ”The Hong Kong Shipowners Association (HKSOA) was born [in 1957] HKSOA was established by Articles of Association that were incorporated on 29 November 1957 and signed by eleven companies, which were (in alphabetical order) as follows: Fir Line Ltd, Great Southern Steamship Co, Ltd, Jebshun […]

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Noel Croucher – philanthropist and director of Green Island Cement and Hong Kong and China Gas

Noel Croucher Image Croucher Foundation

This article uses an article written by Vaudine England  published in the Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography. The publisher, HK University Press and author have both given permission for this to be posted here. Croucher, Noel Victor Amor JP (1935) b. 24 December 1891, Hampshire, England; d. 6 March 1980, Hong Kong. Broker, company director, philanthropist. “Noel Croucher arrived in […]

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Charles Herbert Arnhold, Arnhold & Company Ltd

Notice Arnhold, Karberg & Co. 1866

HF: Initial notes on Charles Herbert Arnhold. I have been unable to find an image of the gentleman, whose connection to Arnhold & Company Ltd, is the subject of this article, and would be grateful to any reader who can send me one. Further up Hong Kong’s Peak, an event of vast importance for the future of the firm took […]

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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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The Peak Tram

IDJ/Hugh Farmer: The Peak Tram was opened for public service on 28 May 1888. Initially a static steam engine was used to power the haulage cable. [can anyone tell us who manufactured the original engine  and any other details about the Tram’s  early mechanical operation?] In 1926 an electric motor replaced the original engine. This was manufactured along with other […]

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Alfred Nobel 1833-1896 (British Dynamite Company – Magazine Island Hong Kong)

HF: Magazine Island (火藥洲; Fo Yeuk Chau), originally known as One Tree Island (一木島) is located off the southwest coast of Hong Kong Island, and off the northwestern tip of Ap Lei Chau. Administratively, it is part of Southern District. The former Magazine Building on Magazine Island is now a Grade Three Historic Building. It was built by the British Dynamite Company, which later […]

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