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.

From Our Guest Book

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

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

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

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

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

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

  • "Fantastic, absolutely first class. Most interesting and informative."

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

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

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

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

  • "A fine chance discovery"

  • "A fascinating visit. William Smith was a wonderful man! "

  • "Very good new interactive displays, very comprehensive."

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