MYGRATION

Harpal K Bachu

Mrs Harpal Kaur Bhachu was born in Uganda and moved to England in the 1970s because of Idi Amin's expulsion of Ugandan Asians from the country. She lived in London with her family and then moved to Slough when she married her husband.

Diwali is the festival of light.

The name of the festival comes from the Sanskrit word Dipavali, which means row of lights. It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. People celebrate In a variety of ways including sending each other Diwali cards like this one.

This page is from an auction catalogue of properties auctioned in Slough in 1939. It shows all the information about a block of seven pre-war houses on Montague Road which were auctioned by Buckland & Son at the Royal Hotel in Slough in February 1939.

A Diya is an oil lamp which is usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil. Diyas are used by Hindu's, Sikhs and Jains during the festival of Diwali.