Life in Warren Hasting’s Calcutta

In celebration of the 240th anniversary of Warren Hastings’ appointment as the first Governor General of India in 1773 (he was born in Churchill in 1732). by Lady Wade Gery who has led lecture tours of India since 1933.

 

Warren Hastings, by a Mughal artist, c 1782(c) The British Library Board, Or.6633,f.67r.

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  • "Excellent to have this centre as a focus for Churchill's history - especially in relation to William Smith."

  • "Congratulations to all on this initiative.  So well-organised and user-friendly."

  • "Beautiful restoration, very nicely done! Unexpected hive of information."

  • "A little gem I didn't know existed."

  • "A fascinating display in a very beautiful setting."

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

  • "Lovely spot, so grateful this part of the old church was saved."

  • "Such a wonderful enterprise. The locality should be proud of it."

  • "Why haven't we been here earlier? We shall certainly return!"

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  • "What a lovely treat to stumble upon. Thank you for preserving a part of our Heritage"

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