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Pen shelters, corner of Wanchai Road & QRE [c.1941-c.1945]

Date Place completed: 
c.1941-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1945-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN HONG KONG, 1941 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS IN HONG KONG, 1941 © IWM (KF 112)

Location identified by Ashley: https://gwulo.com/comment/44173#comment-44173

Air Raid Shelter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/agsphoto/id/18400

Probably somewhere in Wanchai. Note the pen shelters and C. E. Warren & Co. Ltd building. The Company went into liquidation in 1941.

Bowrington Canal Air Raid Pen-Shelters

Image (external): 

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/agsphoto,16604

The Bowrington Canal Air Raid Pen-Shelters were built of hollow concrete blocks, making them blast proof and splinter proof against any high explosive bomb exploding not nearer than 50 feet away.

The roofs were reinforced to provide protection against machine-gunning and had two supporting pillars in the centre of the shelter to prevent them from caving in

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

Bowrington Canal Air Raid Pen-Shelters

Image (external): 

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/agsphoto,16647

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

Bowrington Canal Air Raid Pen-Shelters

Image (external): 

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/agsphoto,16638

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

Bowrington Canal Air Raid Pen-Shelters

Image (external): 

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/agsphoto,16564

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941

Bowrington Canal Air Raid Shelters [1940-????]

Date Place completed: 
1940-10-31

The Bowrington Canal Air Raid Pen-Shelters were built in great haste in October 1940 on the western side of the Canal between Hennessy and Leighton Roads. At the time of construction, each "pen" would accommodate 120 persons. The pen-shelters were made out of hollow concrete blocks, making it blast proof and splinter proof against any high explosive of 500 lbs and exploding not nearer than 50 feet away.

1941 Pen Shelters

Image (external): 
Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1941
Image Galleries: 

Hong Kong, apartment living

Image (external): 

View the original, larger copy of this image at the UWM website: http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/agsphoto,4061

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
Places shown in this photo: 
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