Aldrich Bay, more commonly known today as Shau Kei Wan, on the north side of Hong Kong Island in 1902. It is just one image from David Bellis’ new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3. Photo: Gwulo Aldrich Bay, more commonly known today as Shau Kei Wan, on the north side of Hong Kong Island in 1902. It is just one image from David Bellis’ new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3. Photo: Gwulo
Aldrich Bay, more commonly known today as Shau Kei Wan, on the north side of Hong Kong Island in 1902. It is just one image from David Bellis’ new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3. Photo: Gwulo

Old photos of Hong Kong’s harbours show city’s vibrant maritime life since the 1890s

  • David Bellis, administrator of the website and Facebook page Gwulo, tells the stories behind the vintage photos in his new book
  • From Chinese women who cleaned and painted the sides of ships to the coal stokers who fuelled the ship’s boilers, it’s a glimpse of a forgotten past

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Aldrich Bay, more commonly known today as Shau Kei Wan, on the north side of Hong Kong Island in 1902. It is just one image from David Bellis’ new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3. Photo: Gwulo Aldrich Bay, more commonly known today as Shau Kei Wan, on the north side of Hong Kong Island in 1902. It is just one image from David Bellis’ new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3. Photo: Gwulo
Aldrich Bay, more commonly known today as Shau Kei Wan, on the north side of Hong Kong Island in 1902. It is just one image from David Bellis’ new book Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell, Volume 3. Photo: Gwulo
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