Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA16-108. Image from an album in The National Archives referenced as ‘HONG KONG 3. Views of Hong Kong from the 1860s to the 1920s' (CO 1069-446). According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the highest record of daily rainfall ever recorded in Hong Kong, is 534.1 millimetres - the 19th July 1926 rainstorm. During the storm, a huge boulder weighing about 3000 tonnes crashed into the No. 3 Pumping Station at Pokfulam, killing four workmen. See https://www.hko.gov.hk/en/blog/00000135.htm. See NA16-109 (another photograph of the Waterworks Pumping Station at Pokfulam Road).

Caption on mount
HONG KONG RAINSTORM 19TH JULY 1926. / WATERWORKS PUMPING STATION AT POKFULUM ROAD
Caption on photograph
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Location
Date
July 1926
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
The National Archives, London