King Amanullah in Manchester

Among Royal visitors received at the works … King Amanullah of Afghanistan in 1928, when to the particular disappointment of the work-girls with their machines decorated in Afghan colours his beautiful Queen Souriya was kept away by indisposition.

Source: Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co 1899-1949. John Dummelow, Grace’s Guide.

On 28 March 1928 King Amanullah was in Manchester. As well as visiting Metropolitan-Vickers, he sailed on the Manchester ship canal, had lunch with the Mayor, visited two cotton mills and went down the Bradford Colliery Co’s Bradford pit.1

King Amanullah (holding lamp) and a narrow gauge railway at the Bradford colliery.

  1. Afghan King At Manchester, The Times, London, England, 29 March 1928

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