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Wan Chai Hong Kong


Photographs from the 1960s taken around the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong and Aberdeen Harbour and local shops

These beautiful photos have been kindly provided from the collection of Chris Lewis whose memories of his time on the Island can be read on the BMH Mount Kellett page.

Hong Kong Wan Chai district 1960s:

Hong Kong wan chai district 1960s


The Peak Hong Kong district from the 1960s with BMH Mount Kellett on the right of the background:

Peak Hong Kong district 1960s


This is the view that Chris enjoyed from his window that overlooked Aberdeen Harbour where his favourite floating restaurant, the Sea Palace was:

Aberdeen harbour Hong Kong 1961



The Drummer Boy The Drummer Boy continues the adventures of QARANC nurse, Scott Grey, who has the special gift of seeing military ghosts. In this novel he is haunted by the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo. It is based on the legends of the Tidworth Military Hospital Drummer Boy.


Chapters take place in modern day Aberdeen, at the Noose & Monkey bar and restaurant as well as His Majesty’s Theatre and Garthdee. Other scenes take place at Tidworth and during the Napoleonic War where I describe battlefield medical care of this era.


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An example of a Chinese shop that was part butcher and part hardware:

Chinese butcher hardware shop


Rickshaw:

rickshaw Hong Kong


View of Victoria Island from the Wan Chai district:

Victoria Island Hong Kong


HMS Bulwark in Hong Kong Harbour:

HMS Bulwark Hong Kong Harbour


Chinese boats:

Chinese boats Hong Kong


The billets area:

billets area bmh mount kellett


Staff Sergeant Price with Office Staff BMH Mount Kellett:

Staff Sergeant Price with Office Staff BMH Mount Kellett


(The back of this polaroid says Mainland Studio, 44 Carnarvon Road, 1st fl, Kowloon, Tel. 60973)


Christmas Other Ranks 1960:

Christmas Other Ranks 1960


Other Ranks Dance 1961 or 1962:

Other Ranks Dance 1961 1962


More of Chris' pictures can be seen on the BMH Mount Kellett page.


If you would like to contribute any info, photographs or share your memories then please contact me.




Forces War Records

Forces War Records are a genealogy site where you can find military records of over 6 million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with over 4000 Regiments, Bases and Ships. This link includes a free search and a special discount of 40% off membership offer for visitors who use the discount code AF40 if they decide to become a member.
Search Now. A unique feature is their WW1 Soldiers Medical Records section.







If you would like to contribute to this page, suggest changes or inclusions to this website or would like to send me a photograph then please e-mail me.



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