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4,000 Miles From Home

A display showcasing the stories and photos of Akbal Singh Kang, documenting his family and community in Bradford throughout the 1960s.

This exhibition showcases the stories and photos of Akbal Singh Kang. An arrival into the country aged 11 in 1961, he followed his father, Sarwan Singh, and documented his family and community throughout his life. His work from the 1960s archive is shown here.

The pictures detail a vibrant, driven and thriving community that managed to develop its journey of 4,000 miles into a journey of personal growth and success—within the region, in education and professionally. Their experience was heavily shaped by the region and its industry, shown here through glimpses of mill and working life for this wave of immigration into Bradford. The journey was to leave an indelible mark and build foundations for a new home.

Explore the story and photographs below, or see the display in the museum foyer on Level 0.


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