Our next visit was to the
The church is spacious inside with ornamented wooden work. A large and glowing painting decorated the walls, with the theme being the angels. The older painting was of The Last Supper by Zoffany, but I forgot to see this, being in a hurry to visit more places during the day. The hall walls are filled with tablets in memory of someone’s someone lost. One of them was from a military officer for his infant daughter, starved to death at
It was the ‘Organ’ that caught our attention next. While the keys were the size of a piano, it had multiple levers to enable it to replicate sounds of flute, harp etc. The whole set is original and had 2 very big rooms dedicated to its mechanism -- pipes of all sizes and shapes for the air to pass and refine further. Then there was a chamber to generate air. In the earlier era, the church official explained, it was done manually – with men pulling. Now the same work is performed by an electric motor. The organ is used for the mass on Sundays.
There is monument dedicated to the English officers who died at the Rohilla War. We stopped for a while. I thought to myself about the countless Indians who died defending their lands from the brutal assaults of the English. There are no monuments anywhere for the blood lost by these men. There was monument for the Black Hole victims. But I didn’t look at it. I read of an entire village population in
To the north side of the church lies buried, the
To the side of Charnock’s tomb is a little tomb for the Admiral who was in-charge of at the time of Black Hole and Plassey.
The bonus was here. We could have a look at