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  1. James Mutch Crockett

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... - an experience he described as 'paradise'. He talks to Virginia Maher. I came to Hong Kong in August 1956, after joining Butterfield and Swire in London. I got my second mate's certificate ...

  2. Selina Chow

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... To many people, Liberal Party member Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, 58, is a Legislative Councillor and chairman of the Tourism Board. To others, she will always be remembered as Hong Kong's first weather girl, having hit the screens with the territory's first wireless TV station in 1967. She talks to Virginia Maher about the heady days of the late 1960s, and how she took ...

  3. Hilton Cheong-leen

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Cheong-leen speaks to Virginia Maher about the formation of early political groupings in Hong Kong, and some of what they achieved over the past half century. Sir Roger Lobo and A. de O. Sonny Sales ...

  4. Slice of life

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... From the South China Morning Post this week in 1974 Twenty-six months after the Watergate break-in and interminable weeks of ever-mounting pressure, Richard Milhous Nixon resigned as the 37th president of the United States - the first time in 198 years of ...

  5. Ray Cordeiro

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Reinaldo Maria 'Uncle Ray' Cordeiro, 78, MBE, began his working life as a warder at Stanley Prison and had a stint at the bank before boredom led him to apply to the newly opened Rediffusion in 1949. He started as a scriptwriter in the days when ...

  6. Anthony Lawrence

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Veteran writer and broadcaster, Anthony Lawrence, 91, remembers how his heart sank when he was appointed a BBC correspondent in 1956, but offered Singapore as his posting. He couldn't stand the heat and realised the job would involve covering all sor ...

  7. Frank Tsao

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Frank Tsao Wen-king, 78, group chairman and founder of IMC (International Maritime Carriers), started his shipping empire with the purchase of one small coal-burning ship to ensure he got his merchandise through to northern China after the Communist takeo ...

  8. Frank Edkins

    Posted Sep 15th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Frank Edkins, 63, arrived in Hong Kong as a gunner with the Royal Artillery in 1966 and was stationed at Shek Kong. He went on anti-riot duty in 1967, married a local girl in 1968, endured long separations from his family and eventually left the army. Whe ...

  9. Michael Funk

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Michael Funk, 79, was a boarder at St Stephen's College in Stanley when the Japanese marched into the school. He escaped to China and joined the Chinese army before returning and devoting his entire working career to the Civil Aviation Department. He ...

  10. Ng Kong-sing

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Ng Kong-sing, 70, sneaked into Hong Kong in 1957 from his native Chiu Chow village by junk, sampan and rowing boat. The cost was $350, more than an average month's wages in Hong Kong. When the boat approached Tseung Kwan O, he was told to swim ashore ...




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