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The year is 1949. Identify this spot. A hint is as good as an answer.

Steve Leake
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One would have to trek down from Jharipani to Kolukhet to catch a bus to Dehradun, before the new Chunakhala - Jharipani road was built. Remember the pakoras?

Along with a trunk and holdall, this made for an essential component of every student's luggage. What is this?

Sanjay Sutradhar
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Oakgrovians brought in knick knacks from home to last them for months packed in their Tuck Box. Over the years, these boxes have changed to tin containers with padlocks.

He is probably the oldest inhabitant of Oak Grove. He was a member of the Dining Hall staff, and his son now works in OG as well. Who is he?

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Mubaarik Ji retired from Oak Grove in the late 1980s. His son, Sabir, is also a member of our kitchen staff. At the ripe old age of 90+, he still walks to Barlowgunj on a good day.

This is a hugely sentimental place for old timers. Identify this rocky outcrop overlooking the Doon valley.

Sanjeev Meston
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This place is called Homers, most probably because watching Dehradun and the plains below from Homers made u feel homesick.

This should be easy! Identify this place.

Salim Ahmed
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This image of Oak Grove Girls School was shot by a drone. To boldly go where no man has ever gone before!

In 1988, a landslide destroyed the original memorial to a soldier, and this replacement was soon constructed. Who was this soldier?

Prabhanjan Singh
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This was a memorial of Sir Charles Henry Farrington (26 Sept 1794 - 26 March 1828). He fought in the Battle of Talavera as well as in the Battle of Waterloo.

This delicious snack is the stuff of folklore. Oakgrovians far and wide have tried to replicate the taste. What is it called?

Rajan Tiwari
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Jap cake (short for Japonaise Cake) was a favourite snack for Oakgrovians and other Mussoorie educated kids. Check out oakgrovians.com for an article on it.

An old guidebook of Mussoorie from 1900s has this to say about it: "You are very glad to get on to the level and shady bit of road below Oak Grove, and still more pleased to alight at the __________ at Jharapani". What place is this?

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Halfway house was an inn in Jharipani that served as a resting spot for people going up hill. It had the advantage of being in the middle on the old Dehradun-Mussoorie bridle path.

He served Oak Grove from 1950 to 1965, and became HMBS in 1958. Identify him.

Sanjeev Meston
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Mr Leslie Oscar Edwards and Mrs Dorcas Edwards were in OG from 1950-1965. He later also served as Principal, Wynberg Allen School in the late 1980s.

Remember these manhole covers? The name of their manufacturer has been blurred here. Identify the maker.

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Manhole covers for OG came from J.B. Norton & Sons, Calcutta.

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