The Hong Kong Heritage Project

https://www.hongkongheritage.org The Hong Kong Heritage Project was commissioned by Sir Michael Kadoorie in May 2007 to consolidate the Kadoorie family business records. Amelia Allsop is the very helpful Collections Manager. Records of HK Industrial companies kept at the archive include the HK and Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd, the HK and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Co. Ltd, the HK Rope Manufacturing […]

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Newsletter 8, 26th August 2013

The 8th Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on 19th  August  2013 Contents: The Silver Mine of Silver Mine Bay – Part One – Andrew Wood Recollections of a Visit to a Joss-stick Mill in Tsuen Wan – Dan Waters In Search of an Improved Industrial Design: The Hong Kong Rickshaw over Time – Fung Chi Ming […]

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9 Peninsula Spinners Ltd + Hong Kong Spinners Ltd

Carles Brasó Broggi, based in Shanghai but currently living in Hong Kong, is researching two related companies. Peninsula Spinners Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 1948 and became Hong Kong Spinners Ltd. in 1954. Carles is also interested in the founder of HK Spinners, C.Y. Wong (Wang Qiyu or Wang Chi Yue, 1883-1965) and T.Y. Wong (Wang Tongyuan or […]

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Newsletter 7, 30th June 2013

The 7th Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on 25th June 2013. Contents: A Bygone Industry in Hong Kong – Rickshaw Makers’ Stores – Fung Chi Ming The rickshaw is long out of date, but in days past it was a widely used form of urban transport. For public hire and for private use, it also created […]

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Newsletter 6, 4th May 2013

The sixth Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on  4th May 2013 Contents: New Subscribers The Story of Vitasoy –  Linda Kernan Vitasoy began in 1939 when Dr Kwee Seong Lo became involved with Chinese refugees. He was concerned about the malnutrition of the children and the fact that many Chinese immigrants were lactose intolerant… Sources Queries and […]

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5 Salt pans in Mui Wo?

Eric Spain also has an enquiry about salt production in Mui Wo. He remembers seeing some RAF aerial photographs which showed salt pans there. [presumably immediately before, during or shortly after WW2?] Does anyone have any information about the pans and/or these photographs? Eric thinks they may be in a HK government archive. Newsletter 06 Eric Spain enquired asked whether there were salt […]

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Newsletter 5, 10th March 2013

The fifth Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on 10th March  2013. Contents: New Subscribers Hong Kong Industrial History Sources – Hugh Farmer The Taikoo Sugar Refinery – Jennifer Field Lang Hong Kong Industrial History: A Brief Account of the Accompanying Role Played by Technical Education and Training : Part Two – Dan Waters Queries & Answers […]

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Newsletter 4, 7th Feb 2013

The fourth Industrial History of Hong Kong Group newsletter was published on February 7th, 2013. Contents: New Subscribers Queries and Answers 19th Century Tomato Ketchup production in Yau Ma Tei – Hugh Farmer Hong Kong Industrial History: A Brief Account of the Accompanying Role Played by Technical Education and Training – Dan Waters Demolitions and Re-use Tai O Salt Production […]

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Wing Hong Industrial Building

The SCMP 19th January 2013 mentions a plan to turn the 50-year-old Wing Hong industrial building  in Cheung Sha Wan into a commercial building. http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131191/ura-spend-hk17b-renovating-cheung-sha-wan-factory-1960s If you hear of any recent/current HK industrial demolitions, re-use please send them in. This article originally appeared in Newsletter 04

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