History

The Sind Club’s story goes back in time where the beautiful city of our now Karachi, and then spelled Kurrachee, was still in its infancy. This was 28 years later, after the invasion of Scinde, and it is said that a few of the original members of the Sind Club were actually active partakers during the conquest. Colonel Marston was certainly amongst these members; it was the Colonel who had put his own life at risk to save Sir Charles Napier’s at Meanee. The state of affairs as it is now, is quite unlike the circumstances back then; just 14 years before, the Indian Mutiny had taken place; in 1861, Sind’s only Railway had begun its services, from Karachi to Kotri; it had been merely two years that the Suez Canal had started operating.

Kurrachee had a population of only about 56,000 inhabitants at that time. It comprised of large spacious plots of land, with several buildings spread out about it. The great Government House and the infamous breathtaking edifice of Frere Hall were the only two buildings in Kurrachee that had a concrete basis; not to forget, there was the Collectors Secretariat of those historic times, the Kutcherry, which though was certainly built on extensive grounds, lacked the touch of elegance. Another prominent building with a solid basis was that of the Holy Trinity Church, which was sanctified in the year 1958. The Holy place, apart from being an English Church served for other causes as well. Its tall Tower, which was previously 2 tiers higher as compared to the current times, served as an explicit signpost to keep an eye on the Ships approaching the Kurrachee Harbor. This landmark Tower was also used as a marker to guide towards the entrance of the Harbor, which itself was in its initial phase of development.