Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of a view of the interior of the Christ Church and cemetry, Trivandrum in the erstwhile Travancore. It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' part of the Curzon Collection. George Nathaniel Curzon was Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office between 1895-98 and Viceroy of India between 1898-1905.
PLEASE NOTE:- THE HAND PULLED PUNKAH(HAND PULLED FAN) ON EITHER SIDE ;HANGING DOWN LIKE A SHEET ;FROM ENTRANCE TO THE INTERIOR OF THE CHURCH;ALSO THE KEROSENE LANTERNS (BEFORE ELECTRICITY CAME TO TRIVANDRUM IN 1929)
THE CHURCH WAS MADE ADJACENT TO THE ARMY CAMP CALLED CANTONMENT NOW KNOWN AS [PALAYAM] AND MOST EUROPEAN OFFICERS WERE STAYING NEAR BY ,AND MANY ENGLISH OFFICERS ARE BURIED IN THE CHURCH
THE FIRST BURIAL OF AN ENGLISH MAN TOOK PLACE IN 1786 IN THE CEMETRY;BEFORE THE CHURH WAS MADE; MANY ENGLISH MEN WERE BURIED ,AND MANY OF THEIR NAMES ARE STILL SEEN ON THE TOMB STONES
THE ARMY PARADE GROUND WAS MADE INTO A STADIUM (CHANDRASEKHARAN NAIR STADIUM OF PALAYAM)