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Lord Canning (1812-1862)

The captions in the two stamps here are “Fort Canning Park” and “Scene of Singapore River and Fort Canning 1843-7”. These captions refer to the VIP by the name of Lord Canning.

Charles John Canning,Viscount Canning of Kilbrahan, was the Governor-General of India during the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and became the first Viceroy of India in 1858.

The name ‘Fort Canning’ itself refers to a fort completed in 1860 and named after him. The area, now known as the Fort Canning Park, is open to the public. Roads near the park include Canning Lane, Canning Rise and Canning Walk.

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Stamps: Top 2003 Oct      Bottom 1971 Dec
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Written by victorkoo

14 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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