Following the immigration movement of the 60’s and 70’s the UK saw a influx of hardworking Sikh men looking for employment. Due to its proxity to Gatwick Airport, the new town of Crawley became home to a large number of Sikh men. After working in Crawley and saving enough money these men called their families over to join them and began a long process of establishing themselves within British life.
As a part of the Sikh community in India these families were very involved in practicing the Sikh faith. It was with these principles and desire to continue to practice the Sikh faith that led them to hire the Montefiore Hall in Three Bridges on a weekley basis for the sangat. They then established the first dedicated Sikh Gurdwara in Crawley in 1981 on the current site in Spencers road.