RAF Shatin Airfield, rice production in the Shatin valley in the 1950s
Peter Howell has sent further photographs taken during his time stationed at RAF Shatin Airfield, Hong Kong in the early 1950s. See our collection of articles on the airfield below. We are coming to the end of Peter’s photos and the images below show various stages of rice production in the Shatin valley close to the airfield. I realize farming is not usually thought of as an industry but I am happy to make an exception in this case as Peter’s photos are of general historical interest.
Here is a contemporary image of Shatin and the Shing Mun river.
The photo captions have been provided by Peter.
HF; I have numbered the images to assist anyone who might want to make a comment about an individual photo.
This article was first posted on 10th March 2022.
Related Indhhk articles:
- RAF Shatin Airfield – Aircraft in Flight
- RAF Shatin Airfield – Routine Patrols, Part One
- RAF Shatin Airfield – Routine Patrols, Part Two
- RAF Shatin Airfield – Headquarters, Part One
- RAF Shatin Airfield – Headquarters, Part Two
- RAF Shatin Airfield – aerial images
- RAF Shatin Airfield – daily life
- RAF Shatin Airfield – the Shek Kip Mei Fire and Flatted Factories
- Shatin Airfield 1949-1962
- Shatin Airfield – 1954 article about British Army/RAF use
- Shatin Army Camp – link to Shatin Airfield
- Shatin – first powered flight in Hong Kong 1911
- An Aeroplane Called Wanda – historic flight over Shatin March 18th, 1911.
- Charles Van den Born – first powered flight in Hong Kong, Shatin, 1911
- RAF Shatin Airfield – Ma On Shan ferry