Ling Hang Quarry – supplier to Green Island Cement Company

Lawrence Tsui adds to our information about the Green Island Cement Company. He thinks his grandfather owned a quarry in Guangdong [?], China which supplied the HK Company with two commodities.

“From recollection, the quarry of my Grandfather Lin Yin-hung was named Ling Hang Quarry and situated at Nim Shan [China].  Two supplies were shipped to Green Island Cement.  The quarry produced limestone as well as marble it is said.  The pier used to load the stones for shipment to HK was probably at Ah Ma Kok.

Green Island Cement Company image c1900 from IDJ

Green Island Cement Company c1900 Courtesy: IDJ

The HK agent was my paternal uncle, Mark Tsui Shing-cheung.  I’ve seen document bearing the company name of ‘Wilson’ (not sure if that was his company or the agent of Green Island Cement in the transaction.)”

Quarry China Lawrence supplied more detailed information about the location of the quarry. “Nim Shan where Ling Hang Quarry was located is spelled Renshanzheng today 中国广东省惠州惠东县稔山镇. National Road 324 runs through it. It is east of Fanhe Harbour.”

 

 

Can anybody add anything more about the quarry, its exact location and its connection to the Green Island Cement Company.

This article was first posted on 22nd December 2013.

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3 Comments

  • Lawrence Tsui

    Just realised a mistake I made in recollection – its A Po Kok rather than A Ma Kok. Actually, ‘A Po’ refers to maternal grandmother; ‘A Ma’ refers to Maternal Grandmother in Cantonese.

  • Lawrence Tsui

    Nim Shan where Ling Hang Quarry was located is spelled Renshanzheng today 中国广东省惠州惠东县稔山镇. National Road 324 runs through it. It is east of Fanhe Harbour.

  • Hugh Farmer

    Thanks Lawrence. I’ve added this more detailed description of the location of the quarry and marked roughly where it was on a contemporary map

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