Recordings & video

By kind permission of Billy Kay and Odyssey Productions - Click here to listen to the story Aberdeen to Assam

The video below from Man Alive is a peek into life around Ooty - South India.  The very British way of life is still very evident in 1973 and especially so at the Ooty Club. 

This video is a peek into the life of a tea planter who's life on the estate is lonely (after divorce) but it appears nobody really wants to go and live back in the UK. Visits to England are seen as cold and often very expensive - having to stay in hotels.  I am aware from my own father that return to the UK was difficult especially as currency restrictions meant that money could not be taken out of India. Tea Planters were never wealthy back in the UK and they missed the openness and privacy of the tea plantations.