Ruins of St.Paul’s appeared in To kwa wan? A lump of concrete stands in the middle of a construction site on Mok Cheong Street, yet the building no longer existed.
This is all that left of the Eastern Cotton Mills, one of the largest spinning factories set up by two prominent families the Wans and Fus during the 1950s. The Mill had a masonry building and a two-storey bungalow.
Eastern Cotton Mills was closed in 1981 and sold in 2006. In 2010, the Government officially listed the Mill as a Grade III historic building. The owner decided to demolish the building 2 years after the recognition and only part of façade was left. In 2018, the land was changed hands again. It is unclear where the mills will end up, grasp the chance to visit the façade before it is knocked down!