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The 'Mall' as it is called is one of the highest points in town. In empire days locals were not even allowed onto it. It would have been the preserve of 'Army types' and armies of nannies pushing their prams.
These days you are more likely to find it thronged with a mixture of hawkers, honeymooning couples and tourists.
With a church at one end (services in English and Urdu) and various half-timbered buildings, a bandstand and the like, it is hardly surprising that you could imagine yourself to be deep in the heart of middle England. Only the warm weather and the odd monkey or two might give the game away.
When I found this old postacard on the internet I was surprised quite how recognisable the view still is.
This particular point is often called 'Scandal point'. Apparantly a local marahajah kidnapped the wife of the British Viceroy here. I wonder if she was really that reluctant ? One is reminded of the scene in 'Carry on up the Kyber' when Rhandi Lal, the Khasi of Kalabar (played by Kenneth williams) takes a fancy to Lady Joan Ruff-Diamond (played by Joan Simms)
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