Thursday, April 25, 2013
1838 -TIMES OF INDIA BORN
'Times of India'] Building, corner of Elphinstone Cir. - 1880 - Genl. Nassau Lees, Proprietor.-Photographer: E.O.S. and Company Medium: Photographic print Date: 1880-
['Times of India'] Building opposite St Thomas's Cathedral, connected with Elph. Cir. [Elphinstone Circle] - July 1898 - Kane, Bennet & Co.--Photographer: E.O.S. and Company Medium: Photographic print Date: 1898-
THE BOMBAY FORT
VIEW INSIDEBOMBAY FORT;GUNS READY OVER THE FORT WALL
BOMBAIA (BOMBAY IN PORTUGUESE)-16TH CENTURY ENGLISH FORT IN BOMBAY
FORT BOMBAY WITH FORT WALLS 1850
THE ORIGINAL CHURCH GATE(GATE NEAR ST.THOMAS CHURCH WHICH CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACK) OF BOMBAY FORT ;LATER CHURCH GATE RAILWAY STATION GOT THIS NAME ;AS IT WAS BUILT NEAR THIS GATE.
THE FORT WAS BUILT AGAINST ENEMIES;SUCH AS PORTUGUESE AND SIDDI SHIPS
THE GATE HAD A BRIDGE BUILT, OVER A MOAT, FILLED WITH WATER ;TO PREVENT ENEMY SOLDIERS
BELOW PHOTO SHOWS
CHURCH GATE STREET OF BOMBAY FORT
[INSIDE VIEW] THE CHURCH GATE ALSO SEEN IN THE DISTANCE.
THE SECOND SHOP FROM CORNER IS 'BOMBAY TIMES1859: Bombay Standard and Chronicle of Western India merges into The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce to form Bombay Times & Standard --NOW KNOWN AS TIMES OF INDIA NEWSPAPER'[A PALANQUIN IS PARKED IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE ,ALSO A CAPARISONED HORSE
BELOW:-ENGLISH SOLDIERS CAN BE SEEN WITH RED SHIRT ,NEAR HARBOUR GATE .
THE UMBRELLAS OF MANY COLOURS WERE USED BY THE RICH, MORE AS FASHION, THAN AS SUN SHADE.MANY PALANQUINS ALSO SEEN
Scotch Church, Court-House, and entrance to the Dock-Yard [Bombay].--Photographer: Scott, Charles Medium: Photographic print Date: 1850--THE ICE HOUSE NEXT TO THE CHURCH (DOMED STRUCTURE);WHERE ICE IMPORTED BY SHIP WAS STORED;TILL ICE MAKING WAS DISCOVERED ;NEXT BUILDING IS LAW COURT
from 'Views in the island of Bombay' by Charles Scott,1850s. This is a
view looking north along Apollo Street from the Apollo Gate towards
the dockyards entrance on the right. The Scotch Church stands in the
left foreground, with Hornby House beyond. The classic Georgian style
Saint Andrew's or Scotch Kirk was completed in 1819. Hornby House,
which initially began as a residence to the Governor Hornby, served as
the Law Court until the late 1870s when it became the Great Western
Hotel. Between this building and the church, stands the domed
Ice-House, erected by subscription in 1843 for the consignments of ice
which were imported regularly and sold to the public. When ice began to
be manufactured in Bombay the Ice-House lost its purpose and was used
as a godown until it was demolished years later.
PALKHI WALA (PALANQUIN CARRIER)CAN BE SEEN SITTING NEXT TO THE PALKHI
;NEAR CHURCH STEPS.THE ROAD LEADS TO THE 'CHURCH GATE' OF THE BOMBAY
http://oldphotosbombay.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-ice-came-to-india-1833.htmlBombay Castle--Aquatinter: Baily, James (1810-37) Medium: Aquatint, coloured Date: 1809
AN ARTICLE ON 'THE WILD BEASTS OF BOMBAY'1770 T0 1863
1806, December 17th. — Two gentlemen at 7 a.m. riding towards the bungalows of General Macpherson on the Island of Salsette, near the village of Coorla, two tigers came out of the jungle as if ready to spring, crouched, and were observed to betake themselves to the jungles and hills of Powee, fifty yards in front of the horses.
And in this connection two persons on November 4th were carried off by two tigers from a native village nearly opposite to Powee, near the high road leading from Sion to Tanna. The natives believe the tigers are human beings, and have gold rings in their ears and noses.
One native's body they had sucked all the blood out of it, otherwise not eaten. They took away a herdsman driving his flock.
1819, — There were in all only three deaths recorded in India of Europeans from snake-bites in the years 1817, 1818 and 1819.
1820, December 23rd. — A large lion killed within eight coss from Ahmedabad.
1822, February 9th. — A tiger on Malabar Hill came down, quenched his thirst at Gowalla Tank, and ran off over the hill between the Hermitage and Prospect Lodge. Prints of its feet were distinctly visible this morning.
1828. — At Colaba Ferry a huge shark was observed in proximity to some bathers.
1830, January 13th. — A large hyena is prowling about Malabar Hill on the western side between Mr. Nicol's residence and Vaucluse, " as good sport as a Mazagon tiger." — Bombay Gazette.
1839, June 25th. — Lieutenant Montague, at Colaba, returning from mess, put his foot in a hole, received a slight wound which in twenty-five minutes carried him off. Some jurors thought it was from the bite of a serpent.
1841, September 15 th. — A man bitten by a snake on the Esplanade.
"Scene in Bombay," by Robert Melville Grindlay and R. G. Greeve; London, 1826* (BL)-BEHIND ST.THOMAS CHURCH
"View of Bombay showing the fort," from 'History of the Indian Mutiny', 1858*
BOMBAY ST.THOMAS CATHEDRAL
LAUNCH OF SHIP 'MEANEE' WITH 80 GUNS ;AT BOMBAY