I think the jatha segregation should not limit sikh gurdwaras and community groups from organising Khalsa rehit activities.
I mentioned Nihang dals as they do still have a type of active Khalsa lifestyle. This is better than those that believe maryada is just doing daily nitnem and fiddling about with harmoniums to create sounds that we are now calling keertan. Not to mention amrit dharis that say they are vegetarians but eat countless harmful foods containing sugars and carbohydrates giving them diabetes, what kind of gurmat is that???
People shouldn't 'extend' East London outwards when it doesn't make sense????
And the OP just sounds like snobby whining.
If those were the areas your family came up in, you didn't really grow up in East London. You've had it super cushy mate (good for you and your family for that!)
If you had grown up in East London, your growing up experiences are likely to have been radically different to what you actually experienced.
i dunno when we moved to hoxton in 75 it felt like newbury back in 99 meaning not overrun with scroungers, musley and the like most of the estate was white working class with real work ethics a few asian families , a few caribeeaan, a few african. The white working class hated dole scroungers with a venegence , a lot of them bought their homes in 80s and stayed therone up until now. We were a recognised family and still are in the old neighbourhood.
They were the type to shop their own if they turned bad, and regularly poured scorn on the dole guys who would drive the latest jags and beemers to the dole office and get out looking like they were beggars for officers. some had history in the location and had family businesses like a proper village.
when the balance changed because of new immigrants from bagladesh, nigeria, gambia, pakistan it changed the closeness yeah I guess a few whiteys were put out and up sticks ,but most stayed and their kids moved on