Gurkha Stories exhibition now open at Colchester Castle until 13th September 2015

Gurkha Stories is a heritage project with a simple vision: to create an oral history archive that captures a flavour of the life stories of a community of retired Gurkha veterans who have settled primarily in the town of Colchester, Essex, although some further afield. Many of them live at a retirement home called Abbeygate House, run by the Gurkha Homes Project.

With stories spanning from the 1930s to 2010, our Gurkha veterans recall their childhoods in the remote farming villages nestled among mountains of eastern and western Nepal. They reflect on life as Gurkhas of the British Army when they were posted across the globe in peacetime, such as on the Hong Kong border patrol, or while in active combat in campaigns including the Malayan Emergency, the Brunei Rebellion, the Borneo Confrontation, the Falklands and Afghanistan. And they talk about what life dealt them after retiring from service in the British Army.

Visit their website at: http://gurkhastories.com/

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