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Hidden History from 100 years ago

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    Hidden History from 100 years ago

    This may be a interesting to history buffs:

    So I was pottering around Google maps and it highlighted, randomly, a Course Fire Memorial. I clicked on a link and came up with some fascinating stuff.

    Turns out that 6 February marks the centenary of a fire at Happy Valley Racecourse, with an estimated 600+ deaths.
    The Fire of Happy Valley Racecourse 1918-02-26

    There is a very elaborate, but run down, memorial to the event up a pathway behind the Hong Kong Stadium.
    https://plus.google.com/photos/photo...37004890958786

    Seems the access to it is up a path hidden behind a car park.

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    Nice find - I might have a wander down there one day.