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An enlightening walk through Perambur

Participants of a heritage walk visited some of the oldest schools in the city among other historic structures

If Mylapore is famous for agraharams and temples, Perambur is home to grand old churches and a number of institutions that have been providing jobs numbering in the tens of thousands for more than a century now.

The Perambur heritage walk held on Sunday turned out to be an eye-opener for the participants who were taken to old churches, schools and railway buildings dotting the landscape.

The walk conducted by K. Girish, a resident of the area, also focussed on the large number of Anglo-Indian families and the history surrounding the many establishments of Southern Railway in the area.

The participants visited Our Lady of Lourdes, CSI Holy Cross Church and CSI Wesley Church, and some of the oldest schools of the city – the DRBCC School established in 1890 and Sri JRET Raghava Middle School opened in 1870 — before finishing off the walk at Perambur Loco Works.

K. Rajesh, a blogger from the city, was awestruck by the churches, schools and several old buildings belonging to the Southern Railway in his first visit to the locality.

Even as the walk was proceeding at a leisurely pace, participants of the Perambur Heritage ride, covering some of the important places in and around Perambur and organised by the Cycling Yogis group, converged at the Perambur Railway Institute ground.

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