A Little History of the Sikhs
22 September 2022, 11.00am£12.00
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Take to the streets of Chelsea with expert guide Rav Singh, as he brings alive stories from the Kingdom of Lahore and the Sikhs.
The guided tour will visit The Punjab Frontier Force Chapel in St Luke’s Church, detailing how the Sikhs were classified as a ‘martial race’ and recruited to become a significant part of the Indian Army of British India from 1849 until 1947.
At Sloane Street, you will learn about residents of Nell Gwynn House who hailed from the Princely State of Kapurthala, before visiting a memorial to the Battle of Chillianwallah (1849) at the Royal Hospital and exploring artefacts at the National Army Museum.
Starting and ending at the info point at Chelsea Gate, the tour lasts about two hours.
Rav Singh is the founder of ‘A Little History of the Sikhs’, a community initiative that works to translate research in modern-day Sikh history and heritage into walking tours.
His research papers on Sikh History on the streets of Kensington and Chelsea and British Imperial and Sikh History on the Streets of Westminster have been published in the Sikh Research Journal.