1990s Belcher Gardens Gun | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1990s Belcher Gardens Gun

1990s Belcher Gardens Gun

Formerly situated at Upper Belcher's Battery and Belcher Gardens. Now located at the Museum of Coastal Defence. More information here The foundation stone of Belcher Gardens unveiled by Sir Alexander Grantham is below the barrel of the gun.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, June 9, 1995


My little friends and I used to climb through the cannon from the rear to the front.  The practice alarmed the adults and both ends were sealed with bricks & concrete.  I shiver today thinking about being stuck in the middle.

BTW, on that date, the Governor, Sir Alexander Grantham, after unveiling the stone, visited our home on the ground floor of No. 12.

The fung shui of this terrace with the cannon in the middle was rather odd - on one side, quite a few families suffered major disasters, while on the other side, there were relatively few disaster; rather a lot of excellent scholars, such as producing at least 5 medical doctors from Block of No. 11 & 12 alone.