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  2. Just looked the word Wallah up and a Wallah was a native or inhabitant of a specified place. "Bombay wallahs"
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  3. On the same theme, someone at work was always asked to be "char wallah", someone who made the tea.
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  4. Wallah is the correct spelling. It’s like the spelling of Verandah which I believe is the correct way but the letter H seems to have been discarded.
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  5. Another term my parents used was the word “ Punkah” a punkah was a large canvas sheet hung from the ceilings of homes of well to do Indians and English high ranking civil service personnel and the Tommy’s stationed there in the 1800s, it was pulled to and fro by an Indian man or child to give a little breeze to give a little relief from the heat, both my parents used the word in relation to the large ears on people, I suppose she picked it up from her own parents.
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  6. It's definitely not Nether Edge BC. The club there is surrounded by buildings and is very small. Pretty much unchanged since the end of the 19th century when my great grandfather was a member. Looking at how flat and open the landscape is there, I would say it is Meadowhead.
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  7. I've just had a read the thread on SF. After looking at the maps they had I managed to find the remains of the street on google earth and if I'm right its just out the back of Macro's car park. Looking at the map you can see the triangular rail junction and the bridge just above the street and on the google earth shot the same points can be seen and what looks like a green strip of bushes which I think must have been the street its self. I would love to find a shot of the street itself for my friend as he seems to have such fond memories of the place.
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