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1930s Race Course

1930s Race Course
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1930


Henry Ching writes:

I don’t think the photo was taken in the 1940s, and it is certainly not post-war. It shows the Village Road house where I was born, but the houses on Upper Fung Fai Terrace and in Shan Kwong Road and King Kwong Street are missing. I suggest the photo was taken not later than the early 1930s.

Done. Corrected with thanks.

Hi there

Attached is a photo from my grandmother's collection. She moved to Hong Kong around 1915 from Wei Hai Wei and stayed until 1932. She lived in Happy Valley, I think during the 20s, and mentions moving in to Village Terrace.

You will note roughly in the centre of the picture there is a stand that looks like a baseball stand, though maybe it's for dricket as it must be around the Craigengower grouds. I haven't noticed this stand in any of the other pictures posted here.

This is the best quality scan I have I'm afraid as it's from my father's collection.


Happy Valley 1920s