To mark the golden jubilee year of the first Sikh temple in Bradford, a lecture by Dr Ramindar Singh MBE will be held at Bradford Local Studies Library on Wednesday 21 January. 

sikh templeThe first Sikh temple was established by a small number of Sikhs in a former carpet warehouse in Garnett Street in 1965. The building no longer exists but there are seven gurdwaras (Sikh temples) in the Bradford district. 

The lecture will chart the history of the Sikh community in the Bradford district over the past 50 years. It will take a close look at the growth and development of Sikh temples and other organisations, the processes of integration as well as the contributions made by Sikhs in general and civic life. 

The lecture will start at 2.15pm. The event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe executive member for employment, skills and culture said: “This lecture provides a great opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into this unique part of Bradford’s social history. It’s free and open to all and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along.” 

Bradford Local Studies Library is located via the side entrance of the old Central Library building, the Margaret Macmillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN