Big Wave Bay | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Big Wave Bay

Big Wave Bay

Andrew, Tony and Brian enjoy some winter sun after hiking over the hill from Little Sai Wan (Siu Sai Wan). The rough path dropped steeply into the bay above where the BBQ area was to be built in the early 1970s.  I understand that, when the foundations for the BBQ area were being dug, the bodies of a group of executed Allied soldiers were found under the sand.  When I heard this, I was saddened that, looking forward to our swims, as on the occasion in this photograph, we must have happily run over their bodies.  Are any of the young people enjoying their picnics on that area aware of its sad history?

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1958