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Bradford College Collection Sikh Temple Decorations (Part 1)

Stepping inside the gateway to the Guru’s house, Bradford’s first Gurdwara (Sikh temple) hosts a vibrantly decorated service.

Non-Fiction 1972 2 mins Silent

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A large Sikh congregation, packed side by side, listen to a communal reading in what is believed to be Bradford’s first Gurdwara. In 1972, Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara opened its doors as the first Sikh temple in Bradford. It is strongly believed that this is the Sikh temple featured in this film, but without a soundtrack, or any information from the original depositor of the film, it is difficult to identify the exact reading or ceremony.