1950s Fred Evans' photos | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1950s Fred Evans' photos

1950s Fred Evans' photos
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1959


This picture was taken under the roof of the Ying King Restaurant[英京酒家],and the Oriental Theatre can be seen in the background.

Hi there,

Back in those days (even back in the hearly 1970's) those balloon vendors in the streets are using homemade containers with live reaction to produce Hydrogen to fill the balloons.  It was not uncommon to read in the news that such containers went off while the vendor was carrying it along or when they were adding chemicals.

Best Regards,


Oh Yes, We could buy these on the Streets, more on Weekend and Sunday after Dim Sum.  Had Many.

Julie Ng Jones