The Gentlemen's Ale Sampling Society
1982-2017 35 YEARS OF BEERS
A VISIT TO THE GURU NANAK DARBAR GURUDWARA
Followed by Dinner at Gravesend's best Indian Restaurant - Cafe Taj
The much heralded visit to the enormous Sikh Temple in Gravesend was a great success.
We were privileged to have private guided tour with the temple Architect, Mr Teja Singh Biring
Stonemasons from India have been working for two years on the
temple which has been clad inside and out with granite and
marble, at a cost of £13m.
We were able to look round the whole Temple
just a few weeks before the formal opening.
One of those meetings that convinces you to attend them all as you never know when a real gem is going to come up.
As you can see the evenings were drawing in so this shot of the exterior is sadly a little dark
It got darker as some of the members turned up - the
wrong side of a locked security gate!
The whole Temple is an architectural masterpiece.
Paid for by the Sikh community in the Gravesend area - 10,000 people,
they raised ALL the money themselves over 10 years.
They built it themselves, on time, on budget, all
for just £13,000,000
Medway contains 250,000 people - and I bet we couldn't raise the money to build a Scout Hut!
After our visit we popped round the corner to Cafe Tahj who did us proud.
We raised £200 in personal donations to give to the Gurudwara in recognition of the excellent tour.
We also saw a ghost!
Out of nowhere - an apparition!
A little greyer, a little older, and still without our money!
Good old Danny came along and joined us for the
Another good GASS night!