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Pillbox 100, Hang Hau [1937-????]

Date Place completed: 
1937-01-01
Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Oct-1992
Ref: ROB-00500
Other: With Lyon Light M 001

Lei Mun Gap PB, Sai Wan [1940-????]

Date Place completed: 
1940-01-01

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Demolished
Date of last visit: Jan-1997
Ref: ROB-00688
Other: Position from records only.

Stone Hill PB 2, Stone Hill [1940- ]

Date Place completed: 
1940-01-01

Year completed is: Approximate
Condition at last visit: Intact
Date of last visit: Feb-1997
Ref: ROB-00691
Other: Buried

Pillbox near Wanchai Gap [1940- ]

Date Place completed: 
1940-01-01

Tim Ko's 'War Relics in the Green, ISBN: 962 993 295 4' has a section 'Wanchai Gap and Lady Clementi's Ride'. The map on that page shows three pillboxes. T has already added the one by the dam, and the one to the East of the reservoir. Here's the third.

If you walk down Aberdeen Reservoir Road from Wanchai Gap, a short way down a clear trail leads off to the left. The trail goes straight for a short distance, before u-turning back to the left. From memory, the Pillbox is on that bend.

Pillbox 014, Brick Hill / Deep Water bay [1939- ]

Date Place completed: 
1939-01-01

The wartime map shows Pillbox 14 here.

Walking along Mills & Chung path I thought I could see a pillbox in the distance.

Pillbox

But when I walked over to take a look it's clear it was something much newer.

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

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

Pillbox 020, South Bay Beach [1939- ]

Date Place completed: 
1939-01-01

The wartime map shows it at the southern end of South Bay. I took a look, but couldn't see any sign of it.

At the northern end of the beach was this concrete block that looked about the right size:

Pillbox ???, Junction of Queen's Rd E., Hennessy Rd., Queensway [1941-????]

Date Place completed: 
1941-01-01

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

Pillbox 057, Wanchai (Hennessy Rd / Johnston Rd / Stewart Rd) [1939-????]

Date Place completed: 
1939-01-01

UWM's Harrison Forman collection has several photos of this area and the pillbox in 1941 (see below).

Interesting to see there was a gas station on the junction even then, and apparently under the same management. In 1941 the station sign says 'Texaco', and today's station is the ground floor of a building named Caltex House, Texaco being an ancestor of the Caltex brand.

Some points for discussion:

1. Direction.

Pillbox 007, Kai Lung Wan / Kellett Bay [1939-????]

Date Place completed: 
1939-01-01

As usual, the pillbox was built on the old shoreline. In this case, the shore of Kellett Bay.

The bay has been reclaimed, and is now the site of the Wah Kwai Housing Estate. The estate took its first residents in 1990, so the reclamation will have been before then.

I took a walk around the back of the estate, but there is no sign of the pillbox. The hillside slopes have been cut back as part of building the estate, so I guess the pillbox was demolished at that time.

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