By Winifred Tovey, Frank Tovey
‘Cor Blimey! the place ‘ave you return from’ by way of Winifred Tovey with sections via Frank Tovey
Winnie’s description of the book:
‘Cor Blimey! the place in the world ‘ave you return from?’ requested the cabby who picked us up from Liverpool highway Station. It was once now not the 1st time, nor the final, that we needed to reason to invite ourselves an identical question.
We had spent eighteen months in China simply after global conflict II, having to escape from Mao’s crimson military; an event that we have got written approximately in our ebook ‘Strangers in Chaotung’. Then, after a quick remain in England, we obtained again on a passenger send to go back and forth to post-Raj India.
Over the 16 years that we lived and labored in Mysore our 4 young ones grew as much as combine with the very wealthy and intensely negative. in the future they'd be at nursery university within the Maharaja’s Palace, and, at the subsequent, traveling distant villages, the place the previous few miles might basically be travelled taking walks and we might meet with villagers below the color of a banyan tree.
once we arrived in India in 1951, the ‘old undertaking hands’ steered us to ‘listen, examine and in no way convey an opinion’. yet we came upon an excessive amount of desire round us. very quickly in any respect we have been excited about extending Frank’s paintings as a physician on the Holdsworth Memorial clinic to initiatives within the outlying components. the appearance of ‘Dapsone’ (in 1950) as an efficient remedy for leprosy made it attainable for our staff to rehabilitate leprosy victims and essentially eliminate leprosy from neighborhood districts. With aid at domestic from an ayah, cook dinner and mali, i used to be in a position to tackle different tasks to boot, bringing bore wells and cottage industries to drought-stricken villages that had formerly suffered standard famines, and helping within the resettlement of Tibetan refugees in within reach Bylakuppe.
Now, either in our nineties, we glance again at the large alterations that experience taken position in our lifetime. we are hoping you are going to take pleasure in sharing our tale approximately a few of the occasions that formed the India of this present day.
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Currently, Sirkeci is still the last stop for all trains to Istanbul from Europe; a new tunnel (due to open in 2009) will connect it with Haydarpaşa on the Asian shore. d İstasyon Cad • Map R2 • (0212) 520 65 75 • Museum open 9am–5pm Tue–Sat • Free Palace ^ Topkapı (Topkapı Sarayı) Museum & Archaeological (Arkeoloji Müzesi) This is one of the world’s great historical museums. It has three principal sections: the Museum of the Ancient Orient, which contains, among other things, the city gates of Babylon; the Tiled Kiosk, with a superb display of ceramics; and the main museum, where royal sarcophagi found at Sidon in Lebanon are star exhibits (see pp16–17).
It was the city’s main church until Haghia Sophia was built. It is rarely open to visitors these days, except as a concert venue (see p61). Church of the Pammakaristos (Fethiye Camii) ) This large 12th-century Byzantine church served as the worldwide headquarters of the Greek Orthodox faith during the 15th and 16th centuries. It was converted to a mosque by Murat III in 1591. The former side chapel is now a museum housing some magnificent mosaics (see p73). Justinian’s enemies deposed him then cut off his nose, because a disfigured man could not be emperor.
Gazi (1326–59) @ Orhan Orhan moved the Ottoman capital to Bursa and established Islam as the state religion. I (1359–89) £ Murat Murat founded the Istanbul’s Top 10 encroach on Ottoman territory, Britain and France weighed in on the side of the Turks. Florence Nightingale set up a hospital in Istanbul, defining modern nursing practice (see p96). Top 10 Notable Ottoman Emperors Janissary Corps, an elite group within the Ottoman army. I (1389–1402) $ Beyazıt Beyazıt began the Muslim colonization of Serbia.
Cor Blimey! Where 'ave You Come From? by Winifred Tovey, Frank Tovey