Ying Kee Hard Coal shop, Peel Street, Central

HF: The SCMP of 21st October 2015 had an article about an attempt to assess and protect a row of derelict buildings at 27-35 Cochrane Street, Central.

At nearby Peel Street the concerned activists also found a storefront bearing the sign “Ying Kee Hard Coal” shown in the photo below. A heritage restoration expert Wong Hung Keung estimates the sign is at least 70 years old ie about 1945. It doesn’t look that old to me but…

Ying Kee Hard Coal shop Peel Street SCMP 21.10.15

Courtesy SCMP Photo: Nora Tam

See: SCMP article – Save these old colonial ruins… 21st October 

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