Fourseas Bowling Centre and Whimsy

Fourseas Bowling And Whimsy Detail Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Fourseas Bowling Centre and Whimsy Fourseas Bowling Centre and the Wonderful World of Whimsy are two family entertainment venues which have left a mark in two different generations of Hong Kong people and both enterprises were founded by the family of Daniel C. Go (吳文卿), a Filipino Chinese financier. The Go Family and Paramount Insurance in the Philippines […]

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Second harbour water pipe line completed, Shing Mun reservoir to Hong Kong island, 1935

Reservoirs, Cachment Areas And Pipelines Of Kowloon District, The Far East Review Oct 1934 Chinarail Gwulo

IDJ has sent the following newspaper report about the construction of a second water pipe running from Shing Mun reservoir to Hong Kong Island, the first being laid in 1929. Thanks to SCT for proofreading the retyped article. 2ND HARBOUR PIPE LINE NEARLY COMPLETED ENSURING ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY FOR THE COLONY DIVERS EXCEED ALL EXPECTATIONS ISLAND LINK WITH SHING MUN […]

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The Hongkong Electric Tramway – c1908 report and images

IDJ has sent a fairly detailed account of The Hongkong Electric Tramway which appears in a book published in 1908 linked below. This includes details of: – the construction of the Tramway, the consulting engineers being Alfred Dickinson & Co of Birmingham, UK, and the contractors Dick, Kerr & Co of London – the track dimensions and length, along with […]

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The Chan/Tyson Family and Gande, Price & Co

The Chan Tyson Family Image 2 York Lo

York Lo: The Chan/Tyson Family and Gande, Price & Co The Chan/Tyson family is one of the most prominent Eurasian families in Hong Kong. Family patriarch Chan Kai-ming made his fortune serving as the secretary of the Hong Kong Opium Farm and he acquired the control of Gande Price, which remained one of the leading distributors of liquor in Hong […]

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Sunken shipping salvage problems in Hong Kong harbour post Second World War

2/9/21 Peter Cundall has very kindly sent additional information about and images of some of the vessels mentioned below.  I have highlighted these in blue. IDJ has sent the following newspaper article published in June 1947. HF: I have retyped the article….. If I am uncertain of the writing I have indicated this by [?]. I would be grateful for […]

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The Governor opens the Jubilee Dam (Shing Mun) Reservoir today, newspaper images

HE Detail The Governor Opens The Jubilee Dam Today HK Telegraph Pictorial Supplement 30th January 1937 From IDJ

IDJ has kindly sent the front page of the Hongkong Telegraph Pictorial Supplement of January 1937 about the official opening of the Jubilee Dam in Hong Kong by (His Excellency) the Governor of Hong Kong. This adds a little supplementary information to that which we already have on the Jubilee Dam, today known as the Shing Mun dam and reservoir. […]

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The Life and Family of S.M. Churn (張公勇, 1887-1959) of China Provident, Union Trading and Vibro

S.M.Churn Detail B Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: The Life and Family of S.M. Churn (張公勇, 1887-1959) of China Provident, Union Trading and Vibro Major Samuel Macomber Churn (hereafter referred to as “S.M. Churn”) was a prominent business figure in the first half of the 20th century as he was the taipan of China Provident, which controlled many godowns in the Western district and North Point, […]

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