Pillbox ???, Junction of Queen's Rd E., Hennessy Rd., Queensway [1941-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Pillbox ???, Junction of Queen's Rd E., Hennessy Rd., Queensway [1941-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1941-01-01

Photo #248 from the Harrison Forman collection gives a clear view of the pillbox at this junction.

It's design is basically the same as Pillbox 57, further East along Hennessy Rd.It also shows the same stepped loophole design, suggesting it was one of the later pillboxes to have been built.

I'm not sure what number pillbox this was, as it doesn't appear on the wartime map I've been using. Does anyone know?

Raymond Lo has dated this photo based on the advertisment for the Cathay Cinema: 

The photo No.248 was taken on either 7th September 1941[Sunday] or 8th September 1941[Monday],as the film "You'll find out" ( Chinese name is 鬼屋三魔。) was shown at the Cathay Theatre on the above mentioned date.

Photos that show this place

1941
1941
1945

Comments

Hi there,

I bumped into this site earlier.  It's written in Chinese entirely,seemed to be full of old war time photos.  Please take a look at photo 022.  The caption read: Pre-war scene at Connaught Road Central, close to the then GPO.  It mentioned the pillbox in the middle.

http://www.hytd.com/dispbbs.asp?boardid=28&replyid=3084&id=341&page=1&skin=0&Star=3

Best Regards,

T

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Oct-2012
Ref: ROB-00678
Other: Unknown number. Photo only.

Moddsey has dated this photo of the area to 16-18 October 1940, and notes the pillbox wasn't there then:

Hong Kong, street scene
Hong Kong, street scene, by uwm

That narrows down the construction date for the pillbox to between October 1940 and September 1941.