Pillbox 126, Tung Yeung Shan [1937- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Pillbox 126, Tung Yeung Shan [1937- ]

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Very rough guess at the location, based on these notes from Rob:

That [1954] picture would appear to be PB 126, the give-away being the three air-shafts protruding from the roof. All of the known PB's on the mainland were either one or two loophole type (126 and 315 being the exceptions) with appropriate airshafts. 126 still exists in ruined form adjacent the road that comes off Fei Ngo Shan Rd and goes down past Gilwell Scout Camp. Construction of the road savaged 126, and it is also heavily overgrown (Apr 2011). There are at least 10 PB's within one Km of that spot.

Additional notes from Rob:

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Ruin
Date of last visit: Feb-1995
Ref: ROB-00526

Photos that show this place


I've corrected the location, based on these notes from Rob:

Incidentally, the position you have put the tag on the map is a little off. If you expand the Google picture to just cover the area, you can see where the road comes off Fei Ngo Shan Rd, turns north, kinks north east, then sharply north again. On the north edge of the road heading NE, about mid way, you will see a grey spot in the green (not the black spot on the corner, that is a Country Park sign). That is the PB. The light path heading off into the trees is shown beyond the pillbox in Pauline's picture.

Found this page posting the photos from JACAR

Credit: https://www.facebook.com/WatershedHK/photos/a.1379592725708825/137959238...

May be an illustration

These are not part of the PB but rather a group of shelters, including a toilet block, which were roughly 500 metres from the position of the PB. They were on a hillside opposite the Gilwell Scout Camp, but only the floors remain now.