The Plassey – Origins of name?

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    CerysHughes
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    Whilst fact checking the excellent new BBC Adam Curtis documentary, “Bitter Lake”, I discovered that one of the main battles of the British East India Company was the “Battle of Plassey” that set up British rule of India for almost the next 200 years.

    Obviously, “Plas” means hall/Mansion but wondering if The Plassey had any links to this pivitol moment in British history?

    Anyone know?

    #73041

    Rob
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    Appears that battle was at Palashi – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “The name Palashi is derived from the red flower Butea sp. – either Butea frondosa or Butea monosperma. In Bengali that is পলাশ Pรดlash; the name Plassey is from a western Indic form like Hindi or Urdu palāśi, pronounced [pəˈlaːsi]”

    Looks a nice place: https://www.google.com/maps/place/23%C2%B048'00.0%22N+88%C2%B015'00.0%22E/@23.7768115,88.2805605,1976m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

    #73046
    Mrs Crewe
    Mrs Crewe
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    There are other links to India in Wrexham, the Madras School is named after the Madras region of India. It’s old Elihu Yale again, he was the Govenor of Madras and gave money to Wrexham for various education establishments. Yale was part of the East India Company.

    #73042

    zinger
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    I believe that an ancestor of Lord Kenyon served as a judge in Madras & based the design of Madras school on a school in India. I don’t think that it has anything to do with Elihu Yale.

    #73043

    zinger
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    29th June 1905 Cheshire Observer “The 150th anniversary of Lord Clive’s victory at Plassey was commemorated at Shrewsbury on Sunday. Clive’s statue in the square was decorated with wreaths of evergreen, and the mayor and corporation attended St. Chad’s Church, where an appropriate sermon was preached by Prebendary Moss, headmaster of Shrewsbury School.”

    #73047

    CerysHughes
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    @zinger 19723 wrote:

    29th June 1905 Cheshire Observer “The 150th anniversary of Lord Clive’s victory at Plassey was commemorated at Shrewsbury on Sunday. Clive’s statue in the square was decorated with wreaths of evergreen, and the mayor and corporation attended St. Chad’s Church, where an appropriate sermon was preached by Prebendary Moss, headmaster of Shrewsbury School.”

    1905 was the year of the Bengal partition and all the furore it caused; setting the political agenda through celebration even then!

    Yale was at Madras some years later after the battle of Plassey –

    interesting events like these seem to have a lasting (but forgotten) legacy on Wrexham.

    Wonder if in 100 years time, there be something in Wrexham about Helmand province.

    #73044

    zinger
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    There is the dovecote at Ty Mawr Country Park dedicated to Lance Corporal Wayne Edwards who was killed in Bosnia. Hopefully that will survive. War Memorial: Lcpl W Edwards Dovecote (WMA-17866)

    #73045

    Simon Ellis
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    @Mrs Crewe 19719 wrote:

    There are other links to India in Wrexham, the Madras School is named after the Madras region of India. It’s old Elihu Yale again, he was the Govenor of Madras and gave money to Wrexham for various education establishments. Yale was part of the East India Company.

    It’s my understanding that The Madras School is named after a style of schooling which allowed young people to discover and explore much earlier that it was popular. As mentioned above brought to Wales by the Kenyon family who founded the school.

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