The Green Island Cement Company – “A happy example of Anglo Chinese cooperation”

Aerial View Of Green Island Cement Company 1969

IDJ has kindly sent the following newspaper article. HF: I have retyped the original article to aid clarity and website searches. Thanks to SCT for proofreading the retyped version of the original article. A HAPPY EXAMPLE OF ANGLO CHINESE CO-OPERATION In this Empire Supplement, designed primarily to bring to the notice of British people in Hong Kong the campaign to […]

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YC Moy (梅友卓) – the Friendly Compatriot and the Yau Kiu Film Studio (友僑片場)

Yau Kiu Film Studio In Kowloon City, Front Gate York Lo

York Lo: YC Moy – the Friendly Compatriot and the Yau Kiu Film Studio (友僑片場) Left: YC Moy in his later years (Source: World Moy’s Clan Association yearbook); Right: Front gate of the Yau Kiu Film Studio in Kowloon City Earlier in the year, the author wrote an article about Hua Nan Motors, the distributor of DeSoto and Peugeot automobiles […]

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Dairy Farm Company, traditional products plus expansion both in Hong Kong and elsewhere

Dairy Farm Ice And Cold Storage Company Richardwong

Paul Mark Onslow kindly sent me a manuscript of The Hongkong Land Company’s 90th Anniversary 1889-1979. This contains information about a number of Hong Kong companies. Here I am incorporating a subsidiary article about the Dairy Farm company written by Frena Bloomfield. I do not know exactly when the article was first published but I think around 1979 HF: I […]

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The Riches to Rags to Riches Sagas of Li Po-lung (李寶龍) and his son Li Shiu-chung (李兆忠)

Li Shui Chung Empire Theatre In The 1950s (Source Cinematreasures.org )York Lo

York Lo: Several articles have been posted on the Group’s website about American shipbuilder George U. Sands and his shipyard in Kennedy Town which eventually ended up in the hands of the family of Li Sing, the richest man in Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century. Several years ago, I wrote an article about Li Sing and two […]

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West Brother Island Graphite mine – a timeline

West Brother Island Graphite Mine Geological Society Of Hong Kong

A little more information about a mine that, at least above ground, was demolished when the new Hong Kong International Airport was built. 1952 Mine site was operated by Tin Bo Mining Development Corp. Later, the mine changed its name or had its equity transferred to Ng Fuk Black Lead Mining Co. Ltd. to continue its operation. During its early […]

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Socony-Vacuum Oil Company in HK from 1895

HF and Elizabeth Ride (ER) New information in red. Linda Granfield left the following comment in November 2022: Hi–Re 1896 for your earliest mention of the Vacuum Oil Co. in Hong Kong–I found an 1895 Jurors’ List that list a fellow as an assistant at the Vacuum Oil Co, Kowloon Hotel. Same info in the Carl Smith Collection, Government Records […]

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Kelly Brothers Manufacturing Factory, Pre-War Garment Pioneer

Athlet (2)

York Lo – Kelly Brothers Manufacturing Factory, Pre-War Garment Pioneer   Kelly Brothers 1953 advert Source: IDJ Founded in 1925, Kelly Brothers Manufacturing Factory (嘉綸兄弟織造) was one of the oldest garment manufacturers in Hong Kong, producing sport shirts, T-shirts, singlets, pullovers, vests etc under the “Spot”, “Anchor”, “Athlet” and “Lightning” brands. The brothers in the firm’s name refer to its […]

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