西營盤歷史文化徑/ 友記理髮
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第一站/ 友記理髮(已結業)

First Station/ Yau Kee (Closed)

開業歷史:約1950年代

業務:理髮剃面

地址:西邊街36號後座

年過八旬的陳師傅和胡師傅同是鄉里,二十多歲開始在西營盤高街拍檔開理髮店,八十年代搬往西邊街小巷現址,轉眼間便共事了六十多年,於 2014年八月底正式榮休結業。處於小巷的友記曾在店外搭了一個小檐篷,令橫巷變成街坊乘涼閒談的社交空間。店內不少傳統理髮工具,如年逾百年的理髮椅、磨剃刀用的牛皮帶等,加上老師傅經年修煉得來的獨特剃面剪髮服務,沒有與通賬掛勾的街坊價錢,店舖就像凝結在西營盤的舊日風光中,令人懷緬。

 

Opened: 1960s

Business: Aquarium Fish

Address: Ground Floor, 107 Second Street

The Tropical Fish Aquarium was once a goldfish stall on Western Street (“Students’ Street”) before it moved to Second Street.  In 2003,  current owner Mr. Chan, a regular customer, took over the shop from the previous owner upon his retirement. It has been more than fifty years since the shop was first opened.  The shop sells fish of different species and sizes, aquariums, aquascape products and various kinds of medication for fish.  The shop also provides a “hotel for turtles service” for the convenience of pet owners when travelling abroad.  Sometimes, Mr. Chan is entrusted by Nam Pak Hong in Sheung Wan to take care of extra large aquariums that are symbols of Fung Shui and good fortune in Chinese culture.

Living conditions were poor in the past, and keeping fish provided cheap entertainment for ordinary people.  There used to be more than ten aquatic shops in the area from Sai Ying Pun to Kennedy Town.  Nowadays, as forms of entertainment and trends of pet-keeping change, Tropical Fish Aquarium is the only aquatic shop left in Sai Ying Pun.    

 

圖為2012年3月拍下的店舖內部照,可見店內兩張陳年老椅、通往儲物閣樓的木梯,和守店時用到的日常物品。

The Above picture was taken in March 2012, which showed the shop’s interiors, with two old barber chairs, daily items the two owners used during their time in shop, as well as the wooden staircase leading to the attic.

 

價目牌多年如一,即使到2014年8月結業一刻,洗頭剪髮仍維持在60元的價位。隨著時月增長,價目牌上變的反而是貼了愈來愈多照片,有佛像也有明星,胡生說右上角照片中的美女是60、70年代在擔任《劉三姐》主角的內地當紅明星黄婉秋,其年輕婉容,亦跟隨老店停留在舊日時光之中。

The price menu remained unchanged for years, in which an adult’s hair washing and cutting service was still marked for HKD60 when the shop closed in August 2014.  What the menu board had changed over time was more cards, be it of movie stars or Buddha, attached to it. The beauty in the right-top picture, as Mr Wu said, was a famous actress in the mainland who led a leading role in “Liu San Jie” in late 60s to 70s. Her youth and grace, captured in the picture, stayed the same in the shop’s old atmosphere.

 

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