Wyndham Street

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Wyndham Street
HK Wyndham Street 2.jpg
Wyndham Street
Traditional Chinese 雲咸街
Simplified Chinese 云咸街
Wyndham Street aka. "Flower Street" circa 1920. Here at its intersection with Queen's Road Central (same location as the above picture).

Wyndham Street is a one-way street in Central, Hong Kong. It is one of the earliest colonial streets, once known as Pedder Hill.

Location[edit]

It starts at the junction with Hollywood Road and Arbuthnot Road, near the Central Police Station, and heads downhill to terminate at Queen's Road Central, near the Entertainment Building.

History[edit]

Lieutenant William Pedder the first lieutenant of the Nemesis[1] was the first harbour master of Hong Kong, and established Pedder Street as the centre of Victoria City's commerce in the early colonial days. Pedder had his office built on the rocks above what is now Wyndham Street. For many years, the site on the top was known as Pedder's Hill.[2]

In the early 20th century, Wyndham Street was nicknamed "Flower Street" because of the numerous stalls selling flowers. In 1928, the flower stalls were moved to D'Aguilar Street and the "Flower Street" name became attached to the new location.[3]

On the 18th August 1997, a Mitsubishi Lancer crashed on Wyndham Street, resulting in the death of 3 people and injuring 10 others.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welsh, Frank (1997). A History of Hong Kong. Great Britain: Harper Collins Publishers. p. 133. 
  2. ^ Eric Cavaliero, Pedder Street was where it all happened Archived 22 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine., The Standard, 13 August 1998
  3. ^ Bard, Solomon (2002). Voices from the past: Hong Kong, 1842-1918. Hong Kong University Press. p. 157. ISBN 978-9622095748. 

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Coordinates: 22°16′50″N 114°09′18″E / 22.280479°N 114.155002°E / 22.280479; 114.155002