Pillbox 018, Repulse Bay [1939-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Pillbox 018, Repulse Bay [1939-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1939-01-01

I think we can see a pillbox towards the eastern end of the beach in this Hedda Morrison Photo:

Pillbox 018, Repulse Bay

I've made a guess at the location on the map above.

Photos that show this place

1945
1949
1950

Comments

T wrote: "As for Pillbox 018 also on the Repulse Bay, I think it had been destroyed when they developed the Lido back then."

T, I think it was around a bit longer than that. On another photo, it noted that the Lido was built in 1935, before the pillbox. Also if you look at the full Hedda Morrison photo above, you can see the Lido to the right of the pillbox.

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Dec-1995
Ref: ROB-00618
Other:

China Mail 29 August 1960

With reference to the provision of first aid at Repulse Bay Beach, the Director of Urban Services commented that on weekdays a first aid post is provided at the pillbox near the covered nullah adjacent to the Lido and manned by staff of the Urban Services. On weekends and public holidays, the service is provided by members of the St John Ambulance.