Cheung Chau history

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    • Bye-bye to beach rocks in Nov 09
      From HK Govt news:

      Rock outcrops which jeopardise swimmers' safety will be trimmed and removed from beaches at Cheung Chau Tung Wan and Kwun Yam in Cheung Chau and Lo So Shing on Lamma Island by March next year.

      Scheduled to begin in November, works at the Cheung Chau beaches will involve about a total of 22,060 square metres of foreshore and sea-bed.

      The works on Lamma will start in December and cover about 8,420 square metres of foreshore and sea-bed.

      The extent of the areas affected is published in the Gazette today.

      People who have an interest, right or easement in or over the foreshores and sea-beds may submit a written objection by September 17 to the Director of Lands, 20th Floor, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point.

      The plans can be inspected and bought from the Lands Department Survey and Mapping Office. Inspection is also possible at Islands District Office.

      http://news.gov.hk/en/category/environment/090717/html/090717en04001.htm  
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    • Cheung Chau ca 1930 postcard
      The website Gwulo: Old Hong Kong has a Cheung Chau scene from a postcard dating from ca 1930; the page has an image allowing you to zoom in, move around, and several enlargements of parts of the image, with comments and some questions. c.1930 Cheung Chau cheung chau ca 1930    
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    • Cheung Chau museum a good idea?
      Especially now there are small museums in Tai O (tiny place, yet two museums!), there's surely scope for a museum on Cheung Chau. Needn't be boring and stuffy. Like at Tai O, could have items and info from yesteryear - of course with plenty from fishing, but also local farming, plus temples, photos from the past etc. Maybe even have staff in outfits from times past, help make it entertaining.
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    • Parade for 10th anniversary of the handover
      Last Sunday (15 July), just happened to be by waterfront when there was parade to celebrate 10th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. Echoes of main Bun Festival parade; one difference - it was in the evening, when cooler, rather than the hottest part of the day: good for those watching, but surely also for participants. A few photos here.
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    • Photos from 1946-1947
      There are some very fine - and fascinating - photos of Cheung Chau in 1946-47 at: http://www.heddamorrison.com/hm/cc_photo.html Taken by Hedda Morisson; include the harbour (wasn't yet a typhoon shelter).
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