City of Darkness

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From Hong Kong to London : 

From Hong Kong to London A journey from the Fareast to the East end via West Yorkshire

Hak Nam – The City of Darkness : 

Hak Nam – The City of Darkness I was born here Orphaned, abandoned and left to die

The Walled City - Kowloon : 

The Walled City - Kowloon The Walled City was a colony within a colony, a dark little enclave of narrow, twisting streets and rickety walk-ups that defied British law and order for almost 100 years.

Where Did the Orphans come from? : 

Where Did the Orphans come from? Local and immigrant mainland Chinese Illegitimate pregnancy by native and foreign fathers A population explosion in the 50s and 60s Most of the native Hong Kongers were impoverished Cultural preference – some might say necessity - for the first born to be a boy

Slide 5: 

Inside The Walled City

Where Did The Orphans Go To? : 

Where Did The Orphans Go To? The Fanling babies home founded in the 1930s to take care of the abandoned and destitute

Slide 7: 

The Fanling Babies Home I was abandoned on their doorstep

‘63 A Bakers Dozen Flown to UK : 

‘63 A Bakers Dozen Flown to UK I flew from Kai Tak to Heathrow. 13 orphans in total were scattered across the British Isles. I landed in West Yorkshire

A Yorkshire Lass : 

A Yorkshire Lass I grew up in a very small West Yorkshire mill village Two rows of cottages and two up –two down houses

A Yorkshire Lass : 

A Yorkshire Lass I grew up in a cottage like this I went to a village school like this This the view I had from my cottage This is the path I took to school

Going South : 

Going South

1979 : 

1979 I moved to London, I lived near the old London Wall When I wasn’t busy at drama school I was a part time noodle chef in Chinatown

A world apart : 

A world apart From Walled city To the London Wall From the Far East To the East End

The End : 

The End City of London

Credits : 

Credits Music Traditional Chinese Bamboo Flute Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band mixed and edited by Gwei Mui

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