Ramgarhia Sikh Gurdwara started from Cephas Street, Stepney Green London E1 in the 1960's.
Our community hired a church hall on Sundays for programs and langar. Community held programs here for couple of years as most of our community who arrived in East London were locating in this area. In those days our community numbers were not high and in fact we were a small community.
As more and more of our community arrived from Africa and India, they started to locate further east to areas such as East Ham, Manor Park, Forest Gate and Upton Park. Majority of our community was in these areas, the Gurdwara Sahib started to hire halls in Forest Gate area.
The programs were held in Durning Hall, then a church hall on the corner of Romford Road/ Norwich Road in Forest Gate. Short time later , community as a whole purchase a large residential property in Margery Park road. Programs were held here on regular basis and with increase of community, a larger premises were required and a single story church hall was purchased on 10-14 Neville Road, Forest Gate, the present site of the Gurdwara Sahib.
As time went by and with the help of the community, Gurdwara Sahib started to purchase residential properties on Plashet Road, behind the Gurdwara. In due course about 5 properties were purchased and knocked down and at first used as car park.
Then again a need to large premises was required and a plan was made for a double story building with a large Darbar Sahib and a langar hall. The present building was erected and was ready in 2005. Which has a large Darbar Sahib for about 500 people. Small Darbar Sahib can accommodate about 150 people. Along with large langar hall, washing area, storage area, fully equipped kitchen, office and toilets.
The new modern building is very popular within the community for weddings, kurmai's, and other religious programs.
Over time 2 more residential properties were purchased on either side of the Gurdwara Sahib and a large commercial building at 270 Neville road, Forest Gate which is now known as the Community Centre. Which has a large Darbar Sahib on top floor and another hall on first floor, kitchen and dinning hall on ground floor.