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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Correct! This toilet block is almost the same as the one at Stanley Gap Battery, but instead of just three squat toilets, this one has a Western sit-down toilet as well for a total of four!

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

With three ventilation chimneys at the top, I guessed that this was a lavatory.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Deeper into the trees we could make out another structure.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Between the shelters is this stair going up to the firing pits. There were several paths through the undergrowth at the top.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Walking along the tangled branches revealed a long row of shelters, with the condition improving the further along we went.

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Walking south along the Tai Tam Waterworks Historical Trail, the left fork is quieter and less crowded. Soon enough saw the ruins of the shelters. 

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2019

Heading back from the toilet block to the road, we were able to get close to the ventilation chimneys of the shelters. Still looking the same as they did in 1941, but with a lot more plant matter on top. 

Tai Tam Hill Battery, Tai Tam [1940-????]

Date Place completed: 
1940-01-01
Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Feb-2008
Ref: ROB-00164
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Tai Tam Fork Battery, Tai Tam [1940- ]

Date Place completed: 
1940-01-01
Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Ruins
Date of last visit: Feb-2008
Ref: ROB-00165
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Victoria Peak Battery, Victoria Peak [1940-????]

Date Place completed: 
1940-01-01
Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Feb-1998
Ref: ROB-00168
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