By Winifred Tovey, Frank Tovey
‘Cor Blimey! the place ‘ave you come back from’ by way of Winifred Tovey with sections through Frank Tovey
Winnie’s description of the book:
‘Cor Blimey! the place in the world ‘ave you come back from?’ requested the cabby who picked us up from Liverpool road Station. It used to be 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 international conflict II, having to escape from Mao’s crimson military; an adventure that we have got written approximately in our booklet ‘Strangers in Chaotung’. Then, after a quick remain in England, we obtained again on a passenger send to shuttle to post-Raj India.
Over the 16 years that we lived and labored in Mysore our 4 kids grew as much as combine with the very wealthy and intensely terrible. in the future they might be at nursery university within the Maharaja’s Palace, and, at the subsequent, vacationing distant villages, the place the previous few miles might purely be travelled strolling and we'd meet with villagers lower than the colour of a banyan tree.
after we arrived in India in 1951, the ‘old challenge hands’ recommended us to ‘listen, examine and certainly not exhibit an opinion’. yet we chanced on an excessive amount of want round us. very quickly in any respect we have been curious about extending Frank’s paintings as a healthcare professional on the Holdsworth Memorial clinic to tasks within the outlying components. the appearance of ‘Dapsone’ (in 1950) as a good therapy for leprosy made it attainable for our crew to rehabilitate leprosy victims and virtually eliminate leprosy from neighborhood districts. With aid at domestic from an ayah, prepare dinner and mali, i used to be capable of tackle different tasks in addition, bringing bore wells and cottage industries to drought-stricken villages that had formerly suffered standard famines, and supporting within the resettlement of Tibetan refugees in close by Bylakuppe.
Now, either in our nineties, we glance again at the large alterations that experience taken position in our lifetime. we are hoping you'll get pleasure from sharing our tale approximately many of the occasions that formed the India of this present day.
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Cor Blimey! Where 'ave You Come From? by Winifred Tovey, Frank Tovey