It was through the hard work, determination and dedication of the founder members and the early members, they created an organisation our members can be proud of and rely on. Here are some of these people.
Mr Chan Kong Churn came from Taishan in 1923. His first job was in a laundry, and then he went into the restaurant business. Mr Chan was one of the most important founder members to re-establish See Yep Association after WWII. He was elected as the first Term Chairman after the re-organisation.
Mr Sheng Tam , from Taishan, came to Liverpool in 1910. He was in the laundry business for many decades. Our present Chairman Mr Kenny Kwong Tam is the grandson of Mr Sheng Tam.
Mr Gong Gung from Taishan came to Stoke-on-Trent in 1916. He worked in a laundry for a while, then he moved to Warrington where he set up his own laundry. At that time, Chinese food was popular, so he open a restaurant called the Golden Dragon. He was one of the re-established See Yep Association's enthusiastic members.
Mr Soo Yun Yee , from Taishan, came to Liverpool in 1920, where he worked in a laundry for a while. Then he went to live in Cheltenham, where he opened a large laundry company, employing some twenty people. His business thrived. He was one of the enthusiastic founders of the re-established See Yep Association. (First from left)
Mr Chu Pak came from Taishan, arrived in England in 1910. He was in the laundry business for many decades. His grandson, Mr Chu Kin Cho was one of our former Vice Chairmen.
Mr So Kwong Dung, from Taishan, came to Manchester in 1901 at the age of nine. He left school at the age of fourteen to work in his father's laundry. Later, he went into the restaurant business. He was one of the re-established See Yep association enthusiastic founders.
Mr Ng See Pak, from Taishan, sailed to Liverpool from Hong Kong in 1901. He lived in Liverpool for many decades, and was a leading member of our association. His descendants consist of five generations at present, some of whom are members of our association.
Mr Woo Sang, from Kaiping, arrived in England in 1908. He was in the laundry business. His son Mr Woo Kwong is an Honorary Member of our association.
Mr Soo Kay Sik arrived in London from Taishan in 1925. Later, he moved to Liverpool to set up a laundry, then changed to restaurant business. He was one of the re-established See Yep Association most enthusiastic founders. His grandson, Mr Soo Yu Sing is a prominent Chinese community leader in UK.
Mr So Sai Wing (So Kwong Dung's father) from Taishan, came to Manchester in 1898. He was the first Chinese immigrant in Manchester who set up a laundry business.
Mr & Mrs Ng Kin Yee, arrived from Taishan in 1901, were amongst many who re-established the See Yep Association after WWII.
Lung On Lee, from Taishan, came to Stoke-on-Trent at the age of ten in 1922. He studied at a local school until the age of fourteen. Help worked in his uncle's laundry until he was eighteen.
Mr Lau Cho, from Taishan, came to England in 1908. He worked in a laundry first before he got a job with a shipping company. He made vital contacts through his job, which help him with importing Chinese grocery for his general store. He expanded his business to cover many parts of UK.He was an enthusiastic supporter of the old and new See Yep Association. (second from right)
Mr Wong Mun Jung, from Kaiping, was an Honorary Life Member of our association. He came to England in 1947. He had a laundry business, then a fast food takeaway business. He was chairman for two terms of our re-established See Yep Association.