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Wyndham Street is a one-way street in Central, Hong Kong. It is one of the earliest colonial streets, once known as Pedder Hill.
Lieutenant William Pedder the first lieutenant of the Nemesis was the first harbour master of Hong Kong, and established Pedder Street as the centre of Victoria City's commerce in the early colonial days. Pedder had his office built on the rocks above what is now Wyndham Street. For many years, the site on the top was known as Pedder's Hill.
In the early 20th century, Wyndham Street was nicknamed "Flower Street" because of the numerous stalls selling flowers. In 1928, the flower stalls were moved to D'Aguilar Street and the "Flower Street" name became attached to the new location.
On 18 August 1997, a Mitsubishi Lancer crashed on Wyndham Street, resulting in the death of 3 people and injuring 10 others.
- Welsh, Frank (1997). A History of Hong Kong. Great Britain: Harper Collins Publishers. p. 133.
- Eric Cavaliero, Pedder Street was where it all happened Archived 22 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, The Standard, 13 August 1998
- Bard, Solomon (2002). Voices from the past: Hong Kong, 1842-1918. Hong Kong University Press. p. 157. ISBN 978-9622095748.
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