Chetpet Heritage Walk – August 25th, Sunday, 4 pm

The names reel off like so many villages in ye olde England – Roundhay, Gorleston, Gometra, Crynant, Rosemere, Llanstephan, Runnymede …who would imagine that all of these and more were in our own Chetpet? And these were the homes of some of the leading members of the Komatty Chettys or Arya Vaisyas, a community that had its heyday during the British raj and put its prosperity to good use, building hostels, establishing educational institutions, extending patronage to Sabhas and giving much in charity. That gave rise to the legend that the Chettys lent their name to Chetpet, or at least one of them did. But that is merely a fable.


Chetpet was of course home to many more people – businessmen, administrators, lawyers, judges – all of them worthy of commemoration. Come, join historian Sriram V on a journey down memory lane on Sunday, August 25, at 4.00 pm.


Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Time: 3.30 to 5.30pm (High tea after walk- so ending time will be 6.00 pm)

Start at: Lady Andal School, Harrington Road

End at: Lady Andal School, Harrington Road

Charges: Rs 850 + 5% GST


To register and pay online – click on the link

You can also make the payment via bank transfer for which the details are below. Pls remember to send an email with transaction details to walks@chennaipastforward.comafter you make your payment:

Account Name: Past Forward

Account Type: Current

Bank Name: The Federal Bank Ltd

A/c No. 12820200104237

Branch: Royapettah


In case you still wish to make payment the old way, you can make
it at the following address by cheque/cash:

c/o HVK Systems,

2&3, Bhattad Tower,

30, Westcott Road,

Royapettah, Chennai 600014


Look forward to seeing you on August 25th.