Lock Road 1952 – mystery portage, cut flax?
It’s 1952, summer presumably, two policemen are walking into Lock Road, TST. Mohan’s Tailors is on the left, well known at time and I believe continuing on to today.
Pretty obviously the subject of interest is the person in the centre. What is he or she carrying? What was it used for? Why was it being moved around TST?
It’s five years since I posted this article and I didn’t record the source of this photo so can anyone help regarding where it comes from?
IDJ adds: This image may help identify the flaxlike material in the pic you posted. The police seem more interested in something further up the road.
HF: If it is cut flax as IDJ suggests, I repeat why was it being transported through TST? what was it used for? And was it grown in Hong Kong?
This article was first posted on 30th December 2013.