Exhibition at Clive House, Fort St. George

A few enthusiasts and collectors will display their collections pertaining to Madras at the historical Clive Hall (1st floor of the Clive House), near St. Mary's Church inside Fort St. George on the occasion of Madras Day 2006.

The exhibits include old Madras Presidency coins, Postal place cancellations connected to Madras city story, maps, pictures, books, etc., only on Madras. The display also includes British India currency notes, colour photocopies of various old currency notes issued in Madras Circle, Bank of Madras, Asiatic Bank with related stories.'

Apart from the display, the Army and Archaeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle functioning inside the Fort St. George will be showing their collections of the photographs of the various buildings inside the fort. People who want Army Postal Covers brought out during various commemorative occasions of various Regiments will be able to buy them from the Army Postal Service, opposite the Clive House building.

The exhibition will be on for three days - August 21, 22 and 23 from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

All exhibits will certainly be a treat to eyes and minds.
This exhibition is organised by D. H. Rao (Cell no. 98408 70172) and  S. B. Raja Seetharaman (Cell no. 98400 37001), philatelists and numismatists in association with Archaeological Survey of India - Chennai Circle.

M. V. N. Sharma, Hemant Chopra, K. T. Kapil and Dwarakanath Reddy are the exhibitors who will be showcasing their exclusive collections apart from the organisers.

Schools are invited to send busloads of children to this show.

If schools plan to visit this show, then the management can plan a tour of the fort and of the museum besides checking out this exhibition. Needs about two hours to explore the three places.

Collectors who wish to display their exhibits relating to Madras city can contact the organisers at the above cell nos.