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CHUNG, Wong Ying (Ying Ku) (fl 1920-1985)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4512
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CHUNG, Wong Ying (Ying Ku) (fl 1920-1985)
Date(s): 1932-200-
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.05 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Chung | Ying Wong | fl 1920-1985 | launderette owner and caterer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Ying Wong Chung was born in Guangdong province, China in the late 1920s. (Her husband was born in the same province in 1893 and was sent to England in 1911 - the year the Qing Dynasty fell - by his father.) She emigrated to the UK in the 1953, to join her husband, who was living in a small town in North Wales. After running a laundrette for 15 years (from 1953-1968) the Chungs entered the catering trade. The business was later closed shortly after her husband's death. Ying Wong Chung moved to London in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Wong Ying Chung including Chinese passport; oral history transcript entitled Life in the Laundrette, and family photographs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Chinese and English.

System of arrangement:

Listed in accordance with LMA Listing guidelines and classification scheme introduced October 2007. Arranged by series then into subseries; thereafter files are listed in chronological order by creation date.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This collection was acquired in 2008 as part of the 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The following Chinese community collections were acquired as part of 'Footprints of the Dragon' Heritage Lottery Fund project led by Chinese National Healthy Living Centre: LMA/4497-4515, 4518, 4520

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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