Bandra in colonial era





Bandra in colonial era
There was an 18 hole golf course in Bandra called Danda Green with an English style Club House on the top of the hill, surrounded by trees. Membership was only for the British who lived in Pali Hill. Each cottage had a stable for horses.
Bandra consisted of many villages, among them, Sherly, Malla, Rajan, Kantwady, Waroda, Ranwar, Boran, Pali and Chuim. Many of the villages are now extinct. Ranwar also had a tennis court and the famous "Rest Ranwar" Club famous for its Christmas and New Year eve dances. In the Bandra of the forties and earlier, large cottages with large gardens were available for rent at Rs 30 a month.
Marriages were celebrated for 8 days from Thursday to Thursday for a Sunday wedding and the whole village was invited. Thursday was pig slaughter day and Friday was to make pappads for drinks, Saturday to make fugias and bring water from the village well to bathe the bride or groom. Sunday was the wedding ceremony and long reception. Monday was day of rest and to finish remaining food and on Tuesday the feet of guests were washed in exchange for cash. Then farewell dinner on Wed and guests left on Thursday by which time honeymoon was over.

Municipal workers demolish the 100-year-old Bandra slaughter house in Bombay during 1973


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