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