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House on Avenue Haig, Shanghai

Pic of the Week – 26 February 2009

House in Avenue Haig, Shanghai, in the late 1940s

by Hugo Patten © 2009

All photos are digitally watermarked; please don’t infringe copyright!

Hugo originally posted this photo on the China board on our In-Country Experts Forum, where there’s a lively discussion about the Shanghai British School before the Communist takeover in 1949. He’s very kindly given us permission to use his photo as our Pic of the Week.

It’s fascinating to read all the reminiscences of Shanghai in the late 1940s. You can find the topic here:
Shanghai British School

2 Comments

Gisela Wilhelm Benson 28-02-2017, 17:58

The photo on Haig road was my home until 1949. I attended the British School nearby.

Richard Wedekind 10-03-2019, 05:31

Hi
My grandparents (Sidney and Marie Hill) lived at 542 Avenue Haig before and after internment by the Japanese.My mother (Mary), Aunt (Pat) and Uncle (Bob) were all young children during this period.

I have been digitising their old photos of pre and post-war Shanghai, but have left it too late to get much of their story.

I’m trying to find more information. I know Mum went back to Shanghai in the 1990’s and their house was still standing.

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