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Madras week: Meet the awesome people who are preserving the city's historical artefac

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Madras week: Meet the awesome people who are preserving the city's historical artefacts

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You'll find anything from tram tickets to lamps in their collection.

Scouring flea markets from across the country and proudly displaying their wares at exhibitions, some men toil to restore pieces of Madras, a few artefacts even dating back to the 1800s.

Keeping a low profile and enjoying little to no publicity, these collectors often surface during the Madras week celebrations and speak passionately of what some may call a pastime. But to them, it’s an inseparable part of their lives.

On the last day of a special exhibition on the trams of Madras, Winston Henry is a busy man. He’s showing a few people around the exhibit but doesn’t hesitate to answer a call from anyone interested in his collection. Chirpily, he begins to explain his tryst with trams in his 9 years of collecting.

Read more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...e-preserving-citys-historical-artefacts-48785
 
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