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Spillway Chute.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Chute for the spillway, clogged with debris

PWD or WD Structure Rear View.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Situated above the spillway

PWD or WD Structure - Side View.jpg

PWD or WD Structure - Front View.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Spillway Front View.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2021

Another example of forgotten or abandoned waterworks infrastructure. Functional but needs a cleaning and unclogging.

Waterworks Structures [c.1939- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1939-01-01 (Year is approximate)

While looking for the footpath up to the Wanchai AOP, we found a waterworks spillway clogged with debris and some kind of storage structure. The structure may be storage for the AOP but the concrete seems to be more consistent with PWD construction.

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Old Pokfulam Reservoir [1863-1978]

Date Place completed: 
c.1863-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1978-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

The very first dam in Hong Kong was built at Pokfulam. A masonry dam was built across "Pokfoolum" valley to collect rainwater. For the transport of water to Victoria, a ten-inch cast-iron pipe was laid from the reservoir along todays Pok Fu Lam Road to finally Bonham Road. The work was finished in 1863, the reservoir had a capacity of 2 million gallons (9100 m3). The dam was near the (todays) Jockey Club  PHAB Centre, the reservoir stretched out to near Douglas Castle.

In 1978, the old dam was demolished in construction works.

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KWW 1902 Boundary Stone No. 6 [1902- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1902-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

KWW 1902 Boundary Stone No. 6

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

Tai Tam Senior Staff Bungalow, Byewash Reservoir [1904- ]

Date Place completed: 
1904-01-01
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