Dickson Construction (德信建築)

Dickson Construction Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Dickson Construction (德信建築) Signing of a construction contract between Lingnan and Dickson in 1975. Left to right seated: architect Arthur C.S. Kwok (郭志舜), Lingnan chairman Paul S. Lam (林秀樑), Dickson chairman T.T. Yik, Lingnan trustee Edward TT Chan (陳德泰, see article). Standing left to right: Lingnan secretary Yuen Siu-kong (阮兆剛), Levett& Bailey’s Lee Yiu-sang (李堯生),Lingnan trustee Wai Kee-kau […]

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Tai Lam Chung Reservoir project details, newspaper article 1951

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IDJ has sent the following 1951 newspaper article about the proposed Tai Lam Reservoir Project which it suggests was about to be undertaken and would “solve for all time the Colony’s water-supply problem.” If you would like further information about this reservoir please see our posted articles in Related Indhhk Articles, below. This image shown on the Home Page of […]

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Douglas Lapraik – watchmaker, shipowner and co-founder of the Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company

Douglas Lapraik arrived in Hong Kong in 1842 in apparently somewhat straitened circumstances from Macau. Things changed for the colourful Mr Lapraik. In 1863, together with Thomas Sutherland and Jardine, Matheson & Co,. he co-founded the Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Company (Kowloon Docks) which at its peak was the largest shipyard in Asia. The following article has been extracted from […]

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The King of Shoes: Tse Family of Kam Shing and Silver Eagle

Kam Shing Shoes Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: The King of Shoes: Tse Family of Kam Shing and Silver Eagle Arthur Tse with some of his shoes in the 1990s From the 1960s to the 1990s, the family of TseHei (謝熹) earned the reputation of “King of Shoes” through the publicly listed Kam Shing and Silver Eagle, which went public in 1973 and 1992 respectively and […]

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The Lo Wu Brick Works, pre-1912 to 1957?

Tymon Mellor: Hong Kong was built from stone and bricks, all held together with a cement mortar. All these materials were locally made using the natural resources Hong Kong could provide. The New Territories are rich in clay, which over the years has been used for pottery and brick manufacturing. The use of air dried bricks for house building was common, and fired bricks have […]

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Reiss, Bradley and Company, ex-Director brings 18 members of his Shanghai family to Hong Kong

Reiss Bradley, Image China Mail 30.11.1948 From IDJ

IDJ has sent the following newspaper article about an ex director of Reiss, Bradley and Company in Hong Kong. HF: I have retyped the article to enhance clarity and the ability to search. I apologize for the quality of the image which accompanied the China Mail article, though I have something of a soft spot for murky photographs. Thanks to […]

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Indo-China Steam Navigation Company steamer, Loong Sang, sunk in Hong Kong harbour during a typhoon, 1923

Loong Sang Photo Sunk During Typhoon From Historical Photos Of China Copyright Rosemary Delnavine

Dheeraj Khiytani has kindly sent this dinner menu from the Indo-China Steam Navigation Company ship Loong Sang, dated October 1901, which he recently purchased. A brief history of the Loong Sang. The Loong Sang was built in 1896 by William Gray and Company of Central Marine Engineering Works, West Hartlepool, UK, which was was a shipbuilding firm from 1874 to […]

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Texwood (德士活) and “Apple Jeans”(蘋果牌牛仔褲)

Texwood Jeans Detail Image 1 York Lo

York Lo: Texwood (德士活) and “Apple Jeans”(蘋果牌牛仔褲) In March 2020, Texwood closed its flagship Apple Jeans store on Argyle Street inMongkok after 35 years, leaving only one store in HK in Diamond Hill although the jeans giant remains a major player in the mainland. Founded in 1959, Texwood was one of the major local brands of jeans in HK along […]

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