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Magazine Gap Road fresh water service reservoirs [c.1920- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1920-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Severn Road fresh water service reservoir [1965- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1965-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Over the entrance, it says 1965.

Street view here.


Sign for water tank

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

Standing on Barker Road just above the octagonal water tank.

Octagonal iron water tank below Barker Road [????- ]

Klaus found this tank is located a short distance noth-east of number the house "Trollstua" at 8, Barker Road.

It is marked on government maps as a Fresh Water Service Reservoir.

Bowen Road Filter Beds [????-????]

Iron water tank at top of Hong Kong University campus [????- ]

In the 1945 photo of HKU posted recently, an 8-sided roof down in the foreground caught my eye:

No 2 Tank [c.1860-c.1913]

Date Place completed: 
c.1860-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1913-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Married Police Quarters were completed in 1915 so demolish date set as 1913

No. 3 Pumping Station [????- ]

Current documents talk about this as the "Elliot Pumping Station".

The 1926 report about the landslip called it the "No. 3 Pumping Station".

E) Air Defences

Air Defences

It has also to be mentioned that the Colony’s air defences were practically nil. In the now-remote pre-war years effective air defence appeared to be impracticable, because the limited land area of Hong Kong affords little space for airfields. The lessons of the war, however, may suggest methods of overcoming that difficulty. Neighbouring small islands could be flattened and converted into “airstrips.”

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