Record Ref22
PersonPlahay, Meharban; Plahay, Mohinder
OrganisationSri Guru Singh Sabha; Sikh Temple; Women's Institute
Brief descriptionMeharban recalls his early life in Kenya, move to Tanzania, marriage and
coming to England for a teacher training course at Sheffield University.
Talks about teaching at an infant school in Corby where he lived with his
family, moving to Kettering and getting involved with the Sri Guru Singh
Sabha, the Sikh Temple. Talks about running Punjabi language classes,
organising music and photography classes. Discusses family life, race
relations and identity. Mohinder talks about her life in Tanzania, school,
marriage and moving to England with her husband. Recalls joining her
landlady on visits organised by the Women's Institute. Talks about working
in a finishing factory and later a leather factory. Recalls her involvement
with the Sikh Temple and being in charge of the catering facilities. Talks
about supporting the Ugandan Asians and translating for other Asian women
at work.
SubjectFamily; Education; marriages; Religion; Community action
Event date20030115
Periods Covered1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s
Associated PlaceKenya, Africa; Tanzania, Africa; Sheffield, South Yorkshire; Corby,
Northamptonshire; Kettering, Northamptonshire
LanguageEnglish
Ethnic OriginEast African Asian
GenderMixed
ReligionSikh
Location of resourceNorthamptonshire Record Office
FormatDigital recording
CreatorNorthamptonshire Black History Project
Creation date15/01/2003
Contributor personDrake, Julia
Contributor organisationNorthamptonshire Black History Project
CopyrightNorthamptonshire Black History Project
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