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James Howard 09-Sep-2021 11:17
Hi Tom, I came across your site through the Royal Hong Long Police Facebook page and I have spent most of the day wallowing in my very happy memories of living in Hong Kong. I notice that the latest posting on your site was way back in 2018 so I hope that you are still active!!! I arrived in Hong Kong in September 1964 at the ripe old age of 20 and lived there until 1970. I worked for Rentokil the pest control group and so my work took me to many places in Hong Kong that were not usually on the expatriate travels. Whilst I lived in Hong Kong I played football for the Hong Kong Football Club which got me involved with many of the expats some of whom had been in Hong Kong for ages. Your photographs bring back many very happy memories. Following Hong Kong I moved on to the Phillipines and subsequently Thailand so I have lived in South East Asia for more than 50 years and nothing approaches the old days in Hong Kong. Thank you for waht you have done so far to keep the old times alive I may well have some relevant pictures or other information but it will take me time for me to dig it out. If I can find anything that is worthy I will pass it on to you. Thanks again for the great job that you have done in preserving the past. Jim Howard
alison christie 19-Jun-2018 12:29
hi stumbled across this looking at random stuff on the net, this brought back some happy memories, my dad was stationed in Hong Kong 1972 1st battalion Black Watch , i have very fond memories I went St Andrews primary school, have always want to go back to visit but have not got round to it maybe some day
David Cummings 04-Feb-2017 10:40
Hi Tom,
Can I ask if there any of the football team from St Andrews primary School(Hong Kong) 1969-1971 to get in touch.Keith Wallis,Russell Gill,Andrew Widdop,Kevin Mccallister....
Mr Brown(PE teacher)
Ken Mcnabb 19-Jan-2017 17:54
I'm Looking to find two friends Larraine Knapp and Ann Ross, if any one knows where they are please let me know,
David Cummings 11-Sep-2016 15:48
I have many happy memories of Hong Kong.Your pics have given me more,Thanks Tom.
My dad was a warrant officer in the British Army stationed at Osborn barracks.We lived next door at Hilsea quarters a large 4 bedroom ground floor apartment.Many times it flooded especially after Typhoon Rose hit us in 1971.Never forget my sisters and mum hiding under the dining table whilst my dad and I struggled to close the patio doors which had been sucked open.Went to St Andrews primary then to St Georges.Remember playing football against KGV down at Boundary road,I think.The playing fields and facilities there were brilliant.Made and lost many friends in Hong kong ,a typical forces child being pulled from place to place.Tom I think in total I attended 8 different schools whilst growing up but I got to see the world.
I'll try and get the photos off my mother next time I see her.Thanks for having this site.
Stewart Kent 12-Aug-2016 06:30
Hi tom, came across your great site when looking for details on the old Miramar Hotel in Hong Kong. My first visit was in 1969 at the tender age of 23. I was working as a Tour Guide from the UK and escorting a small group of clients. Hong Kong and Bangkok were rocking and rolling in those days with a lot of the guys on R&R from Vietnam. I took my group in to Cambodia where I met and made friends with a US Medic who later came to my wedding in London and a James Stewart look alike US engineer. Then in his early seventies he was working on road constructions in the central highlands of Vietnam. Amazing looking back now!
Molly 28-Jan-2016 04:06
Beautiful photos ! Love viewing my memories of Hong Kong as it was 1975.
coffre fort23-May-2015 18:04
Nice work !
perte cheveux17-May-2015 12:02
I'm the man, but you're the master. Master of beautiful pictures...
huile de ricin14-May-2015 12:49
Really nice photos !!!
Ken 13-May-2015 07:17
Fantastic photos Tom. A real sense of history looking at Hong Kong as it was.

All the best
Avoir une belle peau01-May-2015 13:09
Vous êtes incroyable dans vos photos.
Guest 05-Apr-2015 23:40
Great historic photo! Thxsn 4 sharing
Dave B 12-Aug-2014 00:42
I also grew up in Hong Kong in the 70's, went to the Peak School and then KGV! I lived up by Magazine Gap on Hong Kong side. You photos are terrific. Brought back many memories and wishes I had taken more photos of my own, and of course kept them!
BTW I am now living in Northern Virginia!
I happened on this site looking for references to the Bull and Bear, in Princes Building! Used to be my favourite haunt for some under-age drinking with my friends! That and some not-so secret smoking on the 2nd class (lower) deck of the Star Ferry! HAppy days! Heading to HK later this autumn.
Patty Axford 28-Jun-2014 01:26
What a great site! I lived at Pendragon in the 1980's. What a wonderful set of images that bring back so many great memories. I was hoping someone I knew would have commented on here - but maybe one day they will.

Thanks again,

Patty (and Mike) Axford
Nikola S 16-May-2014 12:36
Tom, your photos are fantastic. I was in HK from 69 to 78 (Victoria Barracks Junior School then IS) and lived at Shouson Hill. Your photos brought back so many memories - the crowds at Repulse Bay in the summer, the chaotic signage of old Wan Chai. But also so many things I'd forgotten - Princes Building (remember the toy shop on the first floor with that giant stuffed teddy that sat in the window for years?), and the car ferry - ha ha ha - I'd forgotten all about it. Thanks for the pics!
Guest 02-May-2014 19:08
Dear Tom,
Like so many others here, I stumbled on your 70s pics of HK almost by chance. I am English living in UK since 1984 when I returned here after 12 years in HK. I was in my 30s and it was a wonderful time there from 1972-1984. I was in the advertising business - my first office was in Princes Building! Your photos are wonderful and take me back to those very happy years. Thank-you so much for making them available on the Web. Best regards, Tim Dean (
Graham McA 17-Apr-2014 23:41
Tom, Simply Thanks! Thanks for the memories of HK. Your photographs are so evocative of wonderful years.
john kadwell 04-Apr-2014 16:13
Was in 6 COD 58 to 60 have many photos of the troops and staff;with a stupendas one of the last National Servicmen on on the units gifted Nuffied trust Chinese Junk in the New Territorys.Need to off load them to someones archives before they are lost.I was the angler and the only cycling Brit in Hong Kong.Had my own Chinese Sanpan,cost 27 pounds sterling made to measure in Aberdeen,Hong Kong Island
Guest 17-Mar-2014 18:23
Hi Tom
Just came across your site and think it's great, many thanks. I remember your excellent guitar playing and laughs we had at KGV. I hope you're well and prosperous!
Best wishes,

Sartain (
June Li Warner 24-Feb-2014 02:07
Thanks for the memories. The Park Rd picture must have been taken at the compound where we lived in the sixties. There were 3 blocks of 3-storey structures there. Those buildings have been replaced by high rise apartments. So has Eustus place ( the castle like structure). The Eustus at Repulse Bay has also been rebuilt. I finished Form Lower 6 at KGV in summer of 1967 and now live in Helena, Montana. Talked to Mr. Reeves in 2002 when I visited HK and saw the swimming pool at KGV.
Dan Gill 31-Oct-2013 17:36
I cam across your pictures doing a search on Google for Shouson Hill in the 60's. You have some really great pictures from HK in the 70's and 80's.
I lived on Robinson Road and left HK in 68' and actually remember some of the people in the pictures.
Thanks again for the memories!
Ernest Dizon 28-May-2013 03:59
Tom,I trully enjoy all the pictures you put in the Computer;pictures and potographs can fade,and disappeared but the rich memories,cannot die out I will always treasure every moment,You Tom,did a marvellous job inputtin those hard to find pictures,I remember,Repulse Bay,Deep Water Bay and chung Chau Island in which our school :St Francis Xavier had an excursion on tha Island ,and we went to Lantao Island too,and Silver mine Bay,on the way up to the mine I found a piece of rocks;studded with Silver,I hide in the under bush,my fried said it is solid silver ,by the looks of it!after touring the mines,we took off for the beach,and had a swim-out,for lunch I brough Pork & Beans,with five slices of bread;Garden Bread ;that is.Any way Thanks again for the pictures,I,m retired from the United States ;and now staying in the Philippines,more power to you ;Tom Jackson,by the way do you know Ernie Jackson?he is a good drummer,I was his Bassist,at the Bay Side "Back-Room"bar,and Louie Francisco on the "Tickler"Cherio,Mate!
nick ellaway 12-Jun-2012 05:55
A wonderful,mind blowing memory blast Tom.I attended ST Georges School from '63 to '66 and lived in 72 Mcdonnell Rd.Being in my late teens enabled me to sample much of what HK had to offer as well being an onlooker.Remember it with great affection and your superb pics. brought it all back.Have resisted all attempts to return far.Well done!
Phillip Khan 10-Jun-2012 03:50
Hi Tom, Thanks for sharing. I attended St. Jude's Preparatory School at Waterloo Road from 1968 - 1971. Thanks for bringing me back all my memories. I am missing all my classmates and would really love to get back in touch with them. There have been so many changes.
Jerome mellor 27-May-2012 06:34
Hi! Tom
Loved yr photos. Some of the old family photos bring back lots of memories of HK and University Path, you may remember we were neighbors for many ryears and our dads worked together.
Came across yr site after looking up some old HK photos,and saw a post by Jane on facebook and then googled yr name! Vince is in London and still waiting for his visit to Australia after all these yrs.
Jerome Mellor
Guest 16-May-2012 10:57
Thank you for the unique pictures of HongKong bringing back wonderful memories. I was there from 1958(7yrs) to 1966/67 and attended the Glenealy(Headmistress:Mrs. Handyside) and later on KGV (Headmaster Mr. Gore).We lived at 208, Mcdonnel Rd and xx Conduit Rd.My youngest sister was born at the Canossa.We moved back to Germany and I now live in Luxembourg.
Alexandra 05-May-2012 18:13
Your HK photos bought back old memories! I was there as a child 59-62 and went to 2 schools, for the british forces, Whitfield Barracks & Minden Row and lived in Kowloon. We visited Tiger Balm Gardens,Big Wave Bay too amongst many other places. There were 3 typhoons while we were there
Patrick Chan 14-Apr-2012 12:31
How nice! Thanks for sharing the pic's. Would be even better to group them in themes.
Vasco 23-Mar-2012 05:12
Hi Tom, happy to have stumbled upon your site. Great photos bringing back memories of a wonderful childhood in HK. I attended St Judes from 1962-1965 (still keep in touch with one of the teachers who now lives in Brisbane) and then on to KVG until Dec 67 when I departed for Sydney. Have been back a number of times, the last in 2011. Still a great place.
Doug Page 11-Mar-2012 15:55
Love your pictures. I lived at 6 Po Shan Road in Hong Kong between 1972 and 1974. I attended the Glenelley (sp?) Junior School for one year and then the Island School for another. Great pictures. I haven't been to Hong Kong since we left but to one day.
kmueller 11-Mar-2012 14:21
Anybody going to visit Hong Kong, be sure to visit Boston Resturant in Wan Chai. Best steak in the world so far that I've tried. All my friends said so, too........ Reasonable price.
kmueller 11-Mar-2012 14:14
Thanks for the photos!! Very nice. I used to go to school at 76 Robinson Road, Hong Kong. :-)
Joel Lai 22-Jan-2012 22:23
Hi Tom, you have agreat collection in your photo galleries, especially taken of hong kong. Those photos are so precious , and we are very ,very lucky to able to view how it was in the 70's. I used to live in hong kong upto the age of 9. I love going back to h.k as a tourist with my family.

Thank you again for those precious ,precious photos !!!!

Joel Lai
mikejames 26-Dec-2011 18:01

i had a dream that i rented an old double decker bus so i went searching online to see ho one looked like in the 60s n stumbled on ur site.

awesome documentation of life u have there.

thank u.

Guest 26-Dec-2011 11:59
great pictures! I love the Hong Kong of the 70' and 80ties!
Guest 26-Oct-2011 20:41
wonderful photos...bring back great memories of life in hong kong...lived there from early 80's to mid 90's...thank you for sharing your photos of a very special place.
anna 26-Sep-2011 14:18
I would like to add an old hk photo of mine when I was there in 1966, may I?
Natty 09-Aug-2011 03:07
I was looking at old photos of Hong Kong and found your page. I am deeply inspired by the photographs you took! I was born and raised in HK so growing up in a concrete jungle makes me wonder how it became this way. I was always fascinated with what HK looked like before I was born and seeing your pictures came to my realization that HK was once upon a time, more green and a little more spacious haha
Thanks for sharing!
Sunnie 04-Aug-2011 02:20
Hey tom, how much if i want to buy one photo's copyright to use it on my company brochure?? Thanks.
britannia55 25-Jul-2011 21:59
Lovely photo's Tom,this has given me some idea's of places to visit on my next trip to Hong Kong in September.
David O'Malley 18-Jul-2011 14:03
would like to see your pics. Lived in hk 60,s and 70,s
Lenna 12-Jul-2011 20:01
Hi Tom,
Nice pictures! I am looking at all the pictures again. I send the slide show to my siter in Australia, she used to live in Hong Kong as well. I will be taking a piep now and then at you gallery. Thanks for sharing them
Jill 08-Jul-2011 15:14
Amazing pics Tom! I lived in Pokfulam with my family in the 70s and went to Kennedy Rd Jnr school. Your pics of Stanley especially took me back. Lived there again with husband from 96-99 and my son was born there. Just heard we are being moved back to HK in August - feels like I'm going home! Let me know if you ever publish a book.
Thank you!!!
Jill 08-Jul-2011 15:08
Amazing pics Tom! I lived in Pokfulam with my family in the 70s and went to Kennedy Rd Jnr school. Your pics of Stanley especially took me back. Lived there again with husband from 96-99 and my son was born there. Just heard we are being moved back to HK in August - feels like I'm going home! Let me know if you ever publish a book.
Thank you!!!
Guest 01-Jul-2011 11:03
Hi Tom,
How nice to be able to flits back on all the Hong Kong Pictures. It got me thinkging of the 70's when my sister and I were having the time of our life in 1974. The last time when my sister and I were there was in 2004 Wan Chai was in reconstruction. It was a pity because I wanted so much to visit some of the places where I have been in 1974.I was also there in the 80 and 90. But in 2004 was a lot of changes.
Anyway thanks for sharing all those sweet memories
Best regards,
colin cobb 30-May-2011 10:55
Hello Tom. Have been looking through your photo's for the second time and wallowing in some terrific memories that some of your photo's invoke. I served in H.K. in Kowloon 1958/59. Come on Lottery, give me the chance to go back. My thanks to Tim Frowd for backing me about the Chantecler Restaurant. However the 2 comrades that I am in dispute with, will take some convincing I'm afraid. The three of us served in the same unit, at the same time. It would appear that San Miguel has dulled THEIR memories.
tim frowd 27-May-2011 19:36
Hi Tom,GREAT MEMORIES thank you!Colin Cobb asked 'which side of Nathan Road the Chantecler
Restaurant was',answer left hand side with the Star Ferry behind you.Best ham and tomato rolls in HK.I spent two great years
in ShaTin (Army Air Corps) as air photographer in 1958-59.
All the best Tim

RHo 21-May-2011 04:15
Hello Tom, your pictures captured my childhood memory about hongkong. Good job.
Gerry 05-Apr-2011 07:49
Hi there Tom. It was GREAT to see these photos. Christo was my boyfirend for a long time and Christo and I lived with Nigel Astbury in London for a couple of years. I'm back in Hong Kong,happily married with two grown up boys of my own who are currently studying at the University of New South Wales. My husband Bob Fox and I are both working at HKU. Christo is an archetect, happily married to Tracey and they have a son Toby. They are living in the Blue Mountains near Sydney in Australia. I'm going to send Christo the school photo of you all. He'd love to see it and then browse through your photos. Thanks so much Tom. I just LOVE Hong Kong - then and now!

Gerry Davies
Barbara Howerton Ahlrichs 11-Mar-2011 07:04
I lived in Hong Kong in the late sixties, and went to Royden House and HKIS. These pictures are the best I have seen since I left. So many fabulous memories, the best time of my life!! Each picture brought back a forgotten experience or memory and I can't thank you enough. Amazing how we all forget that great pictures can be taken with film. I lived on Stubbs Rd., You have provided a treasure of memories that I will never forget and have searched for since leaving. Thank you for the pictures of the Hilton, we spent so many hours in the coffee shop there. Thank you. Barbara
Exsfman 10-Mar-2011 23:12
Tom, I left HK for US in 1972 as a teenager. You have brought back a lot of good memories of the good old days. Keep up the good work. PS. Have you considered publishing the photos? I would be the first one in line.
Keith 03-Mar-2011 04:59
It is Keith...I am 50 and am from Hong Kong.
Your photos are wonderful and great! They have brought me lots of different memories in my childhood... Your work has brought me joys!
Thanks once again.
Danny Chan 01-Mar-2011 12:47
Tom, Many thanks for those precious images which brought back many great times. This is a Great Album!
Colin Cobb 30-Oct-2010 14:24
Hello Tom. I wonder if you can answer a question for me. I served at 6. C.O.D. Kowloon Tong. during 1958/59. I am still in touch with a couple of my comrades who served with me. We have a problem regarding the Chantecler Restaurant in Nathan Road. With Star Ferry and The peninsula Hotel behind us, what side of Nathan Road was the Chantecler. We are in disagreement and have tried various other means to clarify this poser but without success. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Guest 03-Oct-2010 23:05
very interesting hope I can have more 50/60 near caine road and bonham road
Paul Reid 03-Oct-2010 22:59
Thanks for the memories. Was born in Hong Kong in 62. My father also worked at Little Sai Wan. Went to Victoria Barracks junior school and then on to St Georges. Have just found some old photos of myself on the st georges site! amazing memories. Hong Kong definately is my home even though I only visit from time to time now. Lived in Shousan Hill with other Sai Wan families. Thanks for compiling these photos.
June Row (nee Ferry) 24-May-2010 20:13
Hello Tom,
Great photos brought back lots and lots of memories. I was born in HK in 57 and I too went to Quarry Bay and Kennedy Road Junior Schools. Funny how a photo can make you feel so homesick! I left 40yrs ago and I can still smell and taste and hear HK.
Jane Mahony 21-May-2010 10:08
Tom,oh how the memories were triggered by your wonderful photos!. I lived in Hong kong from 1960-1969. Dad was in the British army. We lived at Repulse Bay and I attended victoria Infant and Junior Schools. All these years have gone by, and still, Hong Kong will forever remain my soul home...
Maria Finnerty 06-May-2010 14:11
Hi Tom I was admiring your wonderful pics!! I went to Peak School too and lived in Mansfield Road too I have a feeling from you pics that i might have even lived in the same flat after you. Do you at all remember what number flat you lived in? I cant wait to show my parents!
gracie aguilar-martinez 13-Mar-2010 06:23
hi tom! i also studied in st. jude's primary school in waterloo road. i was actually searching for photos of the school when i came across your site. i too grew up in hkg and studied in st. jude's; kgs and; kgv. am wondering if you have any photos of st. jude? would love to have a copy if okay with you, thanks!

gracie aguilar-martinez
Jacky Wong 03-Dec-2009 13:16
Tom, I was born 1968. Thank you for your great effort, you know your picture like a bloody "Time Capsule". I was live in High Street (next to the 8th Police Station) & now I'm living in China, The pic bring back all my memory....
Thanks again Tom.
Jacky Wong,
Doug Bell 22-Nov-2009 21:48
Tom, Many thanks for the images. Workrd in Kowloon from 1982 - 85 and your pics brought back many great memories
JZ 20-Oct-2009 01:06

THANKS for those cool pics, I was searching for some old HK streets and came across this - I was born and raised in HK and now living in Hawaii. I went to Maryknoll and St. Mary's and I read the majority writing to you went to KGV, 2 of my cousins went there :) small world - again - THANKS! All the BEST! Thanks for the memories:)
teresa leung 08-Sep-2009 10:29
i came across your pix while searching for images of victoria harbour in the 70s. i was born in the 70s and your pix refresh my memory of what hk looked like when i was a kid.

Thanks a million.
david poon 19-Jun-2009 20:36
Many thanks Tom
Vile 17-May-2009 14:43
Tom, Thanks for this great trip down memory lane! I arrived in Hong Kong in 1990, and have been fascinated by its history ever since. If only the government (colonial and SAR) were such capable guardians of the past as you.
Ivan Chow 16-Apr-2009 14:07
I was born in 1980 and I'm still living in Hong Kong right now. Your photos are gorgeous and incredible great! Thanks for the photos! You really recorded something invaluable.
Ivan Chow
Priscilla Lo 14-Feb-2009 16:10
Dear Tom,

Thank you for sharing all those wonderful photos of Hong Kong. I was born 1975 and had lived there until June 30, 1997, the day I left HK for school in the US. I went back a few times in the past 10 years and the place is not the same anymore. Everything changes so fast there. I really miss the old time.

Thanks again,
Dominic 10-Nov-2008 02:01
Many thanks for the great photos of the early Hong Kong years.
1969 Salesian
Tom Jackson19-Oct-2008 02:40
You must be Susan Gunstone. Remenber you well too.

Guest 19-Oct-2008 02:34
Wonderful, wonderful memories, left HK in 1970 to live in Australia, remember you well Tom,thank you.
Susan G
Christine Heath 12-Oct-2008 15:02
Hi Tom, How many of us have wonderful and treasured memories of HK. I married in 1961 and my husband and I lived there for three years, our daughter Alison was born at BMH Mount Kellet, New Years Eve 1962. Our daughter Stephanie was conceived there. We returned again 1967 - 1970 and 1979 - 1982. We have since divorced but my memories are so special. Fondest wishes to the many, many friends we made out there, UK civilians, armed forces personnel and the great Ausies.
You must be very proud of your site. Thank you again for evoking those memories
bogey 08-Oct-2008 01:44
I can imagine myself walking along some of the streets! I was in Quarry Bay School from 79-83. I remember vividly the weekly hydrofoil rides from Taikoo Shing where I lived to Central. great collection!
HK resident 05-Oct-2008 11:27
I am living in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (Water Street, Second Street & Third Street) for more than 40 years. Your pics brought me great surprise and memories. Please upload more pics in the future. Tks a lot.
Geoff 14-Aug-2008 14:03
Great photos, found your site searching for pictures of old Hong Kong. I was born in Hong Kong 1940 we live at Garden Terrace. Enlisted in Royal Army Ordnance Corps at 6 Compsite Ordnance Depot in Kowloon Tong and left for England in 1958. Stationed in Victoria Barracks in 1966 until 1968. Have since been back on holiday several times and on each visit there are more changes. Geoff
fiona mcblain 03-Jul-2008 11:22
fantastic photos, my husband and i lived in hk from 90-93 while he was posted there with the army. lots of things have changed but still a great place to live, hope to go back soon for a visit. fiona
Cheung Chau Yan 28-Jun-2008 19:12
You spelt "Cheung Chau" wrong.
vanessa seed 25-Jun-2008 15:33
best hour i've spent on line in a long time. i lived in kowloon 68-79 and many of the shots in your album are exactly how i like to remember hk (not how it currently is).
particularly enjoyed the street pictures, only thing missing is the shouting of the cantonese in the background and some characteristic smells. many thanks for posting this.
Amy S. 22-Jun-2008 04:16
Thank you for allowing me to remember the HK of my childhood! Lived on the peak from 1970 to 73 and again during the early 80s and went to the German Swiss International School when it was run out of an old colonial house. It was the happiest time of my childhood.
tofu_minx 13-Jun-2008 05:19
thank you Tom for your kind showing of photos of hk 70's 80's 90's...
while i am listening to music from hk 70's80's it makes me so nostalgic...
thank you !
mike ozorio 15-Apr-2008 09:09
Great photos Tom - a reunion of our year would be great - not too many attended the last KGV Reunion in Sep 2007.
ali 15-Apr-2008 08:10
Hey guys, easy piecey: just set the date, bums back here & all will be done: just you know it'll not be some fancy la-di-da hotel/in-gig (unless we convince the Pen. to restore basement for 'THE SCENE'! etc. thing... we'll do what we've always done: el cheapo troppo (aka squat on some beach e.g. Cheung Sha, Mui Wo/Lantau; Tai Long/Sai Kung/ Big Wave-Shek O; Kwun Yam Wan, italian beach/Cheung Chau for starters, take over some Dai Pai Dongs, "sweep the streets" for vendors' snacks, Chung King Mansions etc. etc. and mock? ... senior Octopus cards in advance??, and and and...commandeer the Y : purpose is to "COME TOGETHER" and show we can still... :-))
Sandy Johnston 15-Apr-2008 01:07
Tommy, thanks for the great photos. They make me want to go back to HK right now. Sue's comments re: a reunion for our year are enthusiastically seconded by me! Best regards, Sandy (Sandra Leonard, KJS and KGV ('72)
Susan Trodd 15-Apr-2008 00:38
Hi Tommy Jackson! Ditto Alison Liu's comments. Your brilliant site has just been discovered by several more people from our year - could this be the start of a reunion for our class in Hong Kong? In which Alison could be the tour guide of the bits still there? Thought I'd plant the seed .......... Warmest wishes. Sue Trodd
Guest 14-Apr-2008 05:47
Hey Tommy, Bambs (aka Sandra Leonard) sent your site: the HK 60s/80s: WAH! WAH! Mega WAH, clutching my head in awe :-) visions of Cinema Paradiso watching, such love & care. THANK YOU. Where are you guys now? and next time you come back, contact me : & i'll show you the many many bits that are still here, not noticed or remembered by anyone who hasn't been before esp.routes/paths Peak cafe/ Lugard Rd./Japanese Fort/HKU/Saiyingpun/Kennedy Town for starters :-) ... There's so much , LOL & HUGS, alison liu KGV 1966-72
Clive Hallett 19-Mar-2008 10:41
Great photos, i was in osborne barracks 78- 80, aged 14/15/16, left St Georges school and signed on to the army at H.M.S. Tamar. Dad was the R.S.M. of the military hospital at the time. These pics bring back so many happy memories. Was there last month with my wife, place has got more built up, but is still magical, regards, Clive.
Johnson Ng 18-Mar-2008 14:33
As a "Hong Kongese" from birth till the mid seventies when I emigrated to Canada, I have a fond memory of the place where I spent 3 decades of my life. You have certainly brought such memory back. Thanks a million.
Jon Roberts 02-Mar-2008 12:23
These photos have really brought back so many memories – I went to Peak School in the mid-to late 60s and then on to KGV, leaving in 1971. Although I’ve been back several times since, the pace of change means that so many places gone or are changed out of recognition. And the quality of the photos is excellent. Many of our family’s are in black or white, or the washed out colours of the 60s. Mansfield Road, the LRC, beaches, schools and downtown are my abiding memories, and your site has done much to enhance them. I get an urge to suck on a sour plum every time I look. Thanks a lot.
James C. 10-Feb-2008 07:48
Hi Tom,
Thank you for posting the pictures. They bring back great memory.
Chantal C. 29-Jan-2008 18:08
Hi, my husband and I are leaving tommorow morning january 30th 2008 for a year to live in Shekou. We are so excited to have the chance to live that wonderful experience. We will both work there in Shenzhen for a toy company. Your picture are beautiful. We come from Québec in Canada and we can not wait anymore to moove there and be part of that wonderful country.
Chantal and Jean-François
Dickie Dawes 25-Jan-2008 21:56
Hello Tom,

I spent 8 months of 1966 in Hong Kong. It changed my life forever and your great collection of photos helped me relive that time. I met my wife there and for a time I lived in the YMCA. I have been looking for a photo of the old ‘Y’ building for ages. My room was just above the sign. Perhaps it was my age, but there was a wonderful atmosphere about the place then. The pace of life has increased exponentially since and that feeling seems to have gone for good. I have been back but it doesn’t feel the same anymore.
Guest 22-Jan-2008 16:40
oh ... amazing you write a history with HK
come visit my gallery too
Andrew Oliver 10-Jan-2008 12:34
Just found your page while looking for something else, loved it. Was is HK from 1973 and considered it home until my parents left in 1992. Went to Beacon Hill73 - 78 and KGV 78 - 85. This brings back some great memories, I think we caught the tail end of HK before it became the massive concrete jungle and this reminds me of the wonderful place it was. Havent been back since 2000, but want to get back as soon as possible now
Raphael Hebert 19-Dec-2007 23:27
Found your page while doing a Google search - very cool. My family lived in HK between 1976-79. I went to HKIS and lived in Repulse Bay. The last time I was back in HK was in 87. I am amazed at all the changes that have taken place there. My 8th grade class used to go camping on Lantau island back then it was like going to the country there wasn't much out there. It is crazy to think there is now a bridge connecting it to the mainland! Thanks for the pictorial blast from the past!!
vica 10-Dec-2007 14:21
Hi Tom,

Randomly found your gallery on the internet, I'm very interested in it. Actually I'm working for a TV station and searching for old photos of Hong Kong, do you have some more? And would you mind giving me an authorisation to use your photos? Please contact me by e-mail at ASAP. Thanks a lot.

Guest 10-Dec-2007 05:48
Hi Tom,
Thanks for the very nice stroll through memory lane. I had lived in Hong Kong for 23 years, before leaving for Canada in 1971. I too, attended KGV in the 60s. I have only revisited Hong Kong twice, since I these pictures really did something for me.
Thanks again.
Alan Fan 01-Dec-2007 02:39
Hi, Tom!
I like those old pictures of Hong Kong. I born in hk and I am now working in HKU. May I know how you did find those pictures of HKU? Is that the gentlement on some pictures named, Vice-challcelor, Professor Knowles?
Guest 19-Nov-2007 13:50

I like you was born in Hong Kong and grew up there in the 70's and 80's. I noticed some great pictures from back in the day.....

I am trying to find some high res. pictures taken in the 70's and 80's to enlarge and frame...

Is there a chance you could supply some of these for me.

Peter Hwu 16-Nov-2007 10:24
Thanks for sharing. Your picutures bring back much memories.
Kate Donoghue 16-Nov-2007 01:37
Hi I lived in HK in the early 60s, lived at Estoril Court and went to KGV. Lived in NZ for many years but still visit HK every couple of years. Guess everyones read Gweilo by Martin Booth. So evocative of early HK. Wasn't it fabulous! Kate
casden 24-Oct-2007 20:55
I went to Peak School in the 50s and KGV in the 60s. I now live in France and Spain and it was amazing to see the photographs here. So many wonderful memories. I used to walk from our flat on the peak down to the Peak Cafe (the old one covered in ivy in the picture) on my own, feeling very grownup, and order a Seven-Up Float. I can hear and smell the ferry to Lantau and the sellers of wa mois coming round with their baskets. It was a truly magical time. Thank you so much. casden
James Blishen 04-Oct-2007 14:20
Thanks for the memories was at Stanley Fort School as a kid @70 to 73 and lived in Chum Hom Kok
Guest 18-Sep-2007 22:23
Thanks Tom for the memories of HK! I lived there 62-75 with parents - student at HKIS kindergarten and part of first grade - Glenealy until time to go to Island school - Einstein home room and left spring of 75.... I'd love to connect with others during that time... it's a small world - may connect with someone I know!
Guest 22-Jun-2007 05:51
Pbase needs more galleries like yours.
Guest 20-Mar-2007 18:09
Hi, thanks for all the memories of Old Hong Kong(70's & 80's). I was born in the late 60's and moved to the US in the early 80's, looking at these wonderful pictures brought back many unforgetable childhood moments, thanks Tom!
Guest 07-Mar-2007 14:42
You're 11 on my scale of 10.
Parker 11-Dec-2006 05:21
What a wonderful photos and websites! I am a Chinese but was born in Indonesia and went to HK in 1974 till now. In fact, I am such a passinate collector of the 70s items especially the ones with strong Hong Kong characteristics. What about you? I am also very fond of taking photos of HK. Hope to share more with you in the future. Keep going to record the most unforgetable images of Hong Kong. God bless you and Hong Kong!
jackie 08-Dec-2006 23:51
Really enjoy your photos. I lived in HK from 1982 to 1997 and the photos are just fantastic , it is such a special place and one that is unbelievably difficult to leave behind. Thanks again for such reawakening such memories.
Guest 01-Nov-2006 16:53
Hi Tom,

Yours' photo is too great that i haven't been seen...thanks!
Richard Haas 20-Oct-2006 13:25
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Vincent N. Wong 18-Oct-2006 08:03
Hi Tom:
It's amazing to recollect Hong Kong from your photos, I left there in the 70's to the U.S. and I traveled back in August this year. Your photos are really authentic and they're nostalgic, too. Please keep up your spirit of sharing more excellent photos. Thank you!
Guest 17-Oct-2006 16:44
Tom, i found your photos via search engine( hong kong in the 70s) and they are fantastic! My brother went there in 70 from uk to join the RHKP i have visited twice recently. You are very gifted in capturing great images. Well done!! Kevin in england
thomas lane 01-Oct-2006 02:08
Tom, I lived in Hong Kong and macau from 1973 till 1979,I went back to visit in 1993, and plan on returning in 2007. Thanks soooo much for the wonderful pictures! They brought back alot of memories for me,as HK and macau look sooo different now. It's still my favorite place in the world,maybe becaus I lived there! I was 13 when we moved there, and was 19 when we returned. I can still speak Cantonese quite well. Thanks again for the wonderful pictures
belinda 24-Sep-2006 08:50
I was born in Hong Kong in the 70s and moved away pretty soon afterwards and never been back.
Thanks for the photos...
Jacqui 20-Sep-2006 15:06
Thank you very much for sharing the photos online. The photos brought me back to my golden days.
Tom Jackson11-Sep-2006 00:35
Hi Jo Liu,

You can have one for free. What size do you want ?

Guest 01-Aug-2006 23:55
Thanks Tom, I love the photos. I visit Hong Kong every three to four years, and everytime is full of surprises. It is a city that will never slow down in changing. check out their new subway stations and new improvements, I would say Hong Kong's subway is one of the top on earth.

Toronto, Canada

robert tymkow 08-Jun-2006 15:08
Dear Sir, I am writing to enquire as to whether I could use a couple
of images that appear on your pbase website:

I produce a free quarterly magazine in Hong Kong which goes out to
five thousand people and I would like to use these images in the
forth-coming issue in July. This magazine is called The
Alternative which I give away free of charge and I, therefore, make no
profit from this at all. I try to secure some advertising to keep the
costs down but the remainder I pay for myself. It goes out to a
variety of bars and restaurants and other outlets throughout Hong
Kong. I will of course make all the appropriate credits to your good
self. I would also need a 300 dpi copy of the images for printing

I would like to thank you in advance for the time taken to consider
this request and would be more than happy to supply a copy of The
Alternative on publication. I also have some back issues I can send
you in the meantime if you so desire. I await your reply in due

Robert Tymków - Editor/Publisher
Guest 01-Jun-2006 10:18
Nice job! As a local, those photos do give me good reminisence of those good old days when HK was still in its developmental stage and many old buildings remained. It's a bit sad that development precedes preservation here.

Do upload more if you do have! 23-May-2006 15:37
Brilliant. Freaking brilliant. Ian Schwartz.
Stephen 28-Mar-2006 18:11
Thanks a lot !
Your photos bring me back to my precious childhood.
Thanks ~~~~
noel 26-Mar-2006 05:33
thank you for your sharing, i have seen hong kong before i born.....i think many cultural heritages in hong kong have been removed, So your photos is precious as IT IS NO MORE....
Jack Gray 15-Mar-2006 16:56
What a fantastic site, my wife and I lived in Hong Kong between 88 and 98, we used to live in the flat you have pictured on the corner of Square Street (next to the temple opposite Cat Street) it has brought back some great memories THANKS.
maaga 28-Feb-2006 12:54
good site
kris 23-Feb-2006 12:22
hi tom great images i was born in hk 1974-1991 went to kjs and kgv live in sydney now. i remember the milkshakes at the old ymca and shirley temples at the peninsula! i am obsessed with the old kcr terminus at tst and would love any old pics you have of the kcr cheers kris
Art 17-Feb-2006 14:41
I really apprecaite your posting of the HK picture from the 70. They remind me of my childhood days!
Tom Jackson29-Jan-2006 04:39
Yes, Irene pre A Levels taken early 1969.
Guest 29-Jan-2006 04:08
image/25873457 is Irene Hetzog?.....
Guest 23-Jan-2006 08:31
Keeping went to IS as u said ...dunno the other peeps u mentioned but I left in 1970 so I only go from '54 to '70 any way thanks for the site I have enjoyed it
Tom Jackson22-Jan-2006 14:01
Remember Steve Keeping vaguely, wore glasses and went to IS, but didn't know him well. I keep intouch with Sheila Kitchen, Pip Crowther and Noshir Shroff. Try under KGV 1970 - 72, everybody's there. Celia Barrett is arranging a reunion in HK for this April.
Guest 22-Jan-2006 01:20
Yeah we all are old and have grey now..LOL dunno if u know mike jones steve keeping ian chishold?...I keep in touch with these guys.

Tom Jackson21-Jan-2006 03:34
That picture was taken on the Peak probably in 1971. Behind Alan was Lorrain Osborne his girlfriend. Good times.....

Guest 21-Jan-2006 01:43
I see you have a pic of Allan Pettigrew
hmmm good old days I like my brother was born in HK in 1954 and went to Island schoold from day one....
Norman Webb
Mike Webb 20-Jan-2006 21:37
Hi My Name is Mike Webb .. Nice work. I was born in 1958 in Hong Kong. I left HK after 1971. These pictures bring back the part of HK that I have left behind. I went to Gleneley and then Island School I was a member of the LRC I use to live in Bowen road and miss the old HK very much any one who knows me can e-mail me at Thank you very much
Guest 19-Dec-2005 09:45
Hi Tom, I'm interested in publishing some of these. Could you please email Thanks.
webnewer 03-Dec-2005 05:01
I found my school and the place I has been live, Thanks! Tom
Richard Haas 15-Oct-2005 13:32
Couçld you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Guest 14-Oct-2005 14:54
Hi Tom.

How do u find the E-500? Can post more pics with it? Thanks
neil pickup 21-Aug-2005 12:36
Thanks for sharing those - been feeling really nostalgic of late and this helps! - i was there 1972-1980 and went to KGV - used to love going for snacks on the old YMCA roof and going down Temple st and Sai yeung? st and KBG club - lovely days - thanks again.
Otter 02-Aug-2005 17:28
Love the old photos - it brings me back. I lived in HK from 79 to 89 - went to HKIS - can't get enough of these! Anybody know of any other resources for HK nostalgia from the 70s and 80s?
hark chark ming 29-Jun-2005 14:12
hi Tom, any chance of posting pics on the water front along Wan Chai & Causeway Bay? it will certainly flashback the yester-years of my childhood. The Victoria Harbour was so breathtaking...just don't know why some policy makers in Hong Kong want to ruin the picture...
samuel cow
Guest 29-Jun-2005 07:28
Wonderful Pics! I'm from HK but at the time of many of those pics I weren't even born!

But those are nice pics that give me a different perspective.

Keep it up!
Guest 23-Jun-2005 15:26
hey Tom, could you find any pic on Island School? The one that was perching on Mcdonnald Road in Wan Chai. I remember when I was a student at HK Tang King Po College, me and a couple of friends started off from Kennedy Rd. and made all the way to Island School to peep at the chicks during lunch break...ha, ha,
Becky 27-May-2005 18:35
Tom, I loved seeing your photos of the "old" Hong Kong I grew up in. I lived in repulse bay as a child from 69 to 74 and went to HKIS. We lived on our "Junk" every weekend!! Thanks for bring back the memories.
Ching McColligan 29-Apr-2005 23:37
Hello, Mr. Jackson. I left Hong Kong with my family in the early 80s to immigrate to US and have never returned. The 70s Hong Kong is what I remember in my mind as a child. Seeing your pictures brought me back to my childhood, if only for a little while. I remember many of the places in the pictures as well as forgotten some. Thank you for sending me down memory lane. I still miss the food. My husband and I would really like to see my childhood home in person.
Sidney 25-Apr-2005 05:48
Oh yeah time machine that brings me back to when I was borne.
sam 03-Jan-2005 06:51
thank you Tom

I have been searching for years trying to dig up this kind of photo that can flashback the memory of my childhood.

thanks again
Samuel khou
Tom Jackson23-Oct-2004 21:43
OK, I've found a few more. Enjoy !
jl 21-Oct-2004 09:04
wonderful pic, i believe u hv more pic in stock, pls share with us, especially the 70 and 80's hong kong.
PK 04-Oct-2004 14:20
Thank For your sharing!
Eddie Ling17-Aug-2004 15:19
Tom, you've let me know more about my place! Thankx
Chris 19-Jul-2004 11:48

really, I think you're being a little bit hard on yourself. These pictures are great. The camera and time are clearly both very worthwhile investments. Keep up the good work. I can't imagine what you'll produce when you start rating yourself !! :-)

Alex Lau07-Jun-2004 01:57
Wonderful photos, especially the Old Hong Kong photos. They are really amazing.
seeforpig 20-May-2004 14:03
O~~~~great photos
thanks for your share
Richard 08-Mar-2004 01:13
Incredible pictures of Hong Kong. You must have very good memory of different places in HK. Your pictures sure bring back a lot of memory of how HK was in the 70's and 80's
Guest 08-Feb-2004 17:51
love your photos!!
Jane 08-Feb-2004 12:09
All the photos in these albums either evoke wonderful memories of Hong Kong or give a delicious taste of places that must be visited. Many photos are worthy of National Geographic!!