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Panorama of just reclaimed Lai Chi Kok Bay in 1979

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1979

The bay was just filled in, before the swimming pool, library etc were put in.

The bridge once stretching over water

Text on Flickr:

The upper left picture was taken in July 1968 showing how the Mei Foo bridge was built over the sea.

 Lower right picture was taken in 1974, showing the Lai Chi Kok bay was still in existence.

 The same area was a park in the 80s before it finally becomes a part of the West Rail Mei Foo Station.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1974

Lai Chi Kok Bridge [1968- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1968-10-01 (Day is approximate)

From theĀ Hong Kong Annual Report 1968

1970 Lai Chi Kok from the air

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

Lai Chi Kok, 1955

Another one from Lai Chi Kok Beach and Bathing Area. (Colour fault slightly removed).

Further explanation on Flickr: The entrance to Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park is at far left.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

Lai Chi Kok Bay and Beach, 1955

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

1970 Lai Yuen amusement park

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

1962 Laichikok swimming pavilion

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1962

Mei Foo Sun Chuen in 1970s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1977

Photo shows Mei Foo Sun Chuen in 1970s.   Lai Chi Kok Bay was not yet reclaimed and people could hire sampans for rowing.  When MTR Tsuen Wan Line was built in late 1970s, Lai Chi Kok Bay had to be reclaimed to provide land for the tunnel work, the underground station and the associated works areas. Additional comments to narrow down the date of the photo are welcome.

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