Sikh Temple Marks First Anniversary

April 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bedford Today

It is one year since Bedford's skyline was changed beyond recognition by the completion of a £4m Sikh temple.

After five years of planning and three years of building, the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Ford End Road, Queens Park, opened in April last year amid a vibrant ceremony of celebration and colour.

Amrik Singh Jamu, general secretary of the project, said: "We are incredibly proud of this beautiful and unique Gurdwara – the first built in England in the traditional Sikh style.

"We wanted to give people in the West and young Sikhs an experience of Sikh cultural heritage and which would encourage people to visit India and see more."