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Pillbox 300, Che Kung Miu [1937- ]

Current condition: 
Ruin
Date Place completed: 
1937-01-01
Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Ruin
Date of last visit: Jul-1996
Ref: ROB-00550
Other: Destroyed in fighting Dec 41

Photos that show this place

1996

Comments

Dear Rob,

I have not been able to track PB 300 Che Kung Temple recently . I have used your coordinates and without success.

attached file

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JwpGq7ScTNCgcJZJ3

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm regards,

 

Alexander 

Sorry to hear you have been unable to find the PB. My notes of 22 years ago show it to be at the edge of a small village, amongst heavy vegetation, and being used as a dump. The only remains visible were part of the back wall, and one side, the rest (if any) was buried. Two paths to the village passed at the back, and on one side, joining alongside the PB.

As before, if you can get a more accurate position please let me know, so I can correct the database.

Rob

If it's any consolation, I couldn't find PB 300 last month either. The area seemed much more heavily overgrown than my last visit 22 years ago.

Of interest; as I blundered through some thick vegetation my progress was halted by some vines. Much kicking to break the hold had no success, hardly likely as my foot was in a noose trap. Fortunately I didn't end up swinging upside down from a tree, but beware. They are out there.

20200405_maps.jpg
20200405_maps.jpg, by H.Lo

Rob, 

From where did you go uphill ? The stairs beside Richmond Villa or those behind a shrine where the man-made slope (facing north) was?

By comparing the above maps, is PB300 at the ruin #1 or 2?

Thanks for the map/picture. Problem is, I was there in 1996, and there have obviously been a number of changes (no surprise) in the area. In the map I used, a then current 1:5000, Che Kung Temple MTR station was a Temporary Housing Area, Richmond Villa did not exist, and there was an unmarked squatter village in the area  above the 40 contour line. I went up a temporary path/stairs which I presume is the path adjacent House 8. I made a half-hearted attempt to find the PB by going up the same (?) path a couple of years ago, but didn't find it.

If I were looking again, I would concentrate on the area around the short path (pointing at your ruin 1) and its intersection with the main one. Beyond that, I cant help.

22.37338  114.18441

50Q KK 10056 76869

 

I found a "PB shaped" structure

It's facing to the NE direction

So is this the right side wall?

PB300_2.JPG
PB300_2.JPG, by ck89

 

But this right side wall looks a bit different from other PBs

PB300.JPG
PB300.JPG, by ck89

That appears to be a PB wall, it has the grooves from the rebar which are seen on most other PB's. The PB appeared to be smaller than most others although of similar shape. The co-ordinates you gave put it in the area I expected. Thanks.

Hi Rob

Thanks for the explanation. Cheers :)

Great job. How did you reach there, from lanes between the temple and village houses?

Hi Lo

Here is the route that I used to reach PB300.

Route to PB300.jpeg
Route to PB300.jpeg, by ck89