A Grandmother's Legacy - My Great Aunt Constance by Jenny Mallin

From 12 July 2022 19:15 until 12 July 2022 21:15
Posted by Margaret Spate
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My great aunt Constance was a woman of high social status, a wife of a British official, born in 1898 this is her account of her life in Burma and the story of a civilian trek in 1942 involving thousands of people who had to face for the first time in their lives, an arduous hike across some of the world's most treacherous terrain, dealing with monsoon climatic rivers, jungles and steep mountain ranges and dangerous wildlife. We learn how Rangoon was at that time the world's busiest immigration port with millions arriving into this rich, stylish and exciting destination and how Burma was recognised as the most beautiful country in South East Asia. We discocer how living in Rangoon throughout its heyday of the 1930s meant a charmed life, one that was filled with opulence, bon viveur and style. We then learn how life can change overnight and the juxtapose of a situation where there was no possibility of turning back but only in moving forward. This is an hour talk with time for Q & A at the end. Please email Margaret Spate at to express an interest in attending this zoom meeting. Please include Zoom July 12 in the subject line. I will forward joining details a few days before the meeting