Highlighting some of the lesser known, but just as important past Armenian characters in India.
Those Armenians who have some sort of connection, or maybe simply buried in Calcutta and other locations in India, I re-create their lives and put them into short stories, at least as much as I am able to.
The Armenians of India are unique and their stories need to be told. I hope this blog goes a little way to telling those stories.
Armenian graves in India www.chater-genealogy.com.
The Golden Key that Unlocked The New
Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1934 Is Still In Existence Today
It is incredible how a piece of memorabilia
can turn up with no documentation or background information but with a little
time, a perfect attribution can be made to it.
The golden key seen here is part of a private family archive related to
Sir Paul Chater. The family have owned it since it passed to them in the 1980s.
This is the original golden key that was used in the opening ceremony of the
Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1934 and reported in the local Hong Kong newspapers.
The premises were in Ice House Street, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock
Exchange, George Hutton-Potts used it in the grand opening.
The inscription reads
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Opening 23 May 1934 By G. Hutton Potts Esq. Chairman Contractors Sang Lee and Co The Inscription on the reverse