This is the first of nine photographs taken in post-occupation Hong Kong in 1946. This shot is of Central district with the old Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank building centre-frame. In the foreground is the original Hong Kong cricket club and Hong Kong Club. Victoria Peak is in the background. I can remember all of these buildings from my youth – of particular curiosity was the children’s exercise club that took place on Saturday afternoons on the cricket pitch – it was run by Billy somebody-or-other. All the chidren wore whites – including old-fashioned polo shirts. Anybody else remember that?
The photographer is unknown – so the copyright is unclear.