Memories of the British Raj Shared By Jane Barclay

Jane Barclay

"In Darjeeling I remember living in the Windamere for the summer of 1941, having chickenpox in room no. 11 and later, with my brother, having measles in room no.1. And (when I was fit!) going to school every morning on a pony from the Chowrasta – a piebald name Black Beauty. I remember the mountains with the pink of the sun; the incredible steepness of the khudside never worried us – and walking along the pipeline with the sheer drop below.

"I was just nine when I left Darjeeling and being here again has brought back memories of a happy life."

Jane Barclay (Née Fleming)