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Location - Leeds & District

Chapeltown Road, west side, numbers 281A, the Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) (Potternewton) (2 comments)
Black & White image22nd January 2006. View of The Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) at number 281A Chapeltown Road. The Grade II listed building was originally the Newton Park (Union Church) Congregational Baptist, built in 1887 to designs by Leeds Architect, Archibald Neill. The church is in the Gothic Revival Style and on the west side the three light gabled central window can be seen. The 520 seater church was built at a cost of £6,500 in front of the site of the former chapel. On an Ordnance Survey map dated 1952 it was no longer a church but was in use as the Royal Airforce Association Club. The original old chapel at the rear was the premises of the Old Central Hebrew Congregational Synagogue at this time. The building in the photograph became The Sikh Temple c1963. It has the Khanda, the emblem of the Sikh religion, above the porch. The Khanda is a double edged sword representing the separation of truth from falsehood. The circle symbolises the perfection of God, who is eternal and is called the Chakar. The two outer curved swords, or Kirpans, remind a Sikh of the equal importance of spiritual aspirations and obligations to society. Photograph courtesy of James William Bell.
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Ladypit Lane, Ringtons Tea Company Emblem. (Beeston) (4 comments)
Colour imageFebruary 2007. This emblem can be seen over the doorway of the former Ringtons Tea Warehouse in Ladypit Lane, off Tempest Road. The R and the T intertwined are clearly visible. The Ringtons tea company began in Newcastle in 1907. The building has now been converted to a Sikh Temple.
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Sikh Temple and Sikh Centre, Brandon Way off Chapeltown Road (Potternewton)
Colour image22nd January 2006. This new Sikh Temple, located in Brandon Way, off Chapeltown Road has the Sikh Centre next door (the red brick building on the right). The centre opened in 1982 to fulfil the social and cultural needs of the Sikh community. The temple is built in brick with a central arched entrance and a huge window incorporation the Khanda, the important emblem of the Sikh Religion. The temple, on the east side of Chapeltown, replaces the former temple, which was housed in what was originally the Newton Park (Union Church) Congregation Baptist built in 1887. The Sikh Temple located there in 1963, a grade II listed building at number 281A on the west side of Chapeltown Road directly opposite the new temple in this image. Photograph courtesy of James William Bell.
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Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, Tong Road (Wortley) (6 comments)
Colour image23.2.2000 Originally the Mount Pisgah United Methodist Free Church, built 1877. Now converted to a Sikh temple, the building and railing are decorated in blue and yellow. On the left, in the distance are the houses of Fearnley Place. The building on the right originally housed the caretaker for the Methodist Church.
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Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, Tong Road (Wortley) (1 comment)
Colour image23.2.2000 Originally the Mount Pisgah United Methodist Free Church, built 1877. New red brick, one-storey extension built on left side. The house to the right was originally used for the caretaker to the church.
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