Quetta 31st May 1935

Mr Michael Taylor of Penrhyn Bay, United Kingdom has handed me an album with pictures taken by his father posted in India before the war. Among them are of Quetta. There he was, witnessing the aftermath of one of the deadliest earthquakes to strike South Asia. He has diligently labelled each photograph, which I have reproduced.

(This is a work in progress and hopefully, I will be able to find out more to add. For now, I share the pictures).

See Wikipedia for more on the Earthquake.

1a

Kalat House. The Quetta Residence of His Highness, The Khan of Kalat.

 

2a

Civil Hospital, Operation Hall and Laboratory

 

3a

Quetta Jail. Where a great number of prisoners were buried in their cells.

 

4a

The Residency. The Lodge of the Hon’ble Agent to the Governor General.

 

5a

Railway Institute. Before the Quake.

 

6a

Railway Institute. After the Quake.

 

7a

Royal Air Force. Canteen.

 

8a

Post Office

 

9a

Frontier Police Guarding the Town

 

10a

The Ruined Town Being Sealed

 

11a

Guarding the “Sealed” Town

 

15a

Bruce Road, before the Quake

 

12a

Bruce Road. The Regent Street of Quetta after the Quake.

 

13a

Sandeman Memorial Hall

 

14a

Railway Station

 

16a

Flagstaff House. The Residence of GOC in chief Western Command.

 

17a

Royal Air Force

 

18a

Royal Air Force

 

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