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SO, Chun Loy (b 1937)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4515
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: SO, Chun Loy (b 1937)
Date(s): 1958-196-
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.12 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): So | Chun Loy | b 1937 | restaurant owner


Administrative/Biographical history:

Chun Loy So was born 20/01/1937. He arrived in the UK from Hong Kong's New Territories in 1959, under a scheme which aimed to help local farmers by encouraging them to emigrate to London. After moving around the country and living in other towns and cities (including Leeds and Liverpool) Mr So decided to permanently settle in London.

Mr So was employed in the catering trade, eventually opening his own restaurant, "New Maxim". He is now retired, but still plays an active roll within the Chinese community as a regular volunteer.

The account given by Mr So about London tells of the changes taking place in the capital, particularly in the diversity of population and the development in the Docklands.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Chun Loy So, including passports, financial records, transcript of oral history recording The London I have seen, and 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 may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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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