Alan was waiting at a bus stop to drive the #6 bus which runs along the project section of the Stratford Road and connects Birmingham to Solihull. Despite having a London accent he’s been in Birmingham since 1961 and explained why the fleet swapped to single-deckers a few years ago; to stop unruly youths causing problems upstairs. [-38]
Celia was on the Stratford Road today walking Ziggy, one of her three show dogs. She has some reservations when it comes to how the suburb’s demographic has changed over the decades but still loves living in Hall Green. 
Michael has always lived in Birmingham and began his career as a solicitor in the city centre during the 1980s. Although living in Moseley, he now works in Hall Green specialising property and was on his way to a near-by bank. 
Rushabh was in India until eight or nine years ago and is currently studying computer science at Birmingham City University. He lives locally and was on his way to the bus stop going into Birmingham. 
Mark has lived in many Birmingham districts over his ninety-odd years but now resides in Hall Green. He served in two wars and spent forty-four years at Birmingham City Council in an administrative role. Mark had a stroke more recently but luckily he is still able to get out and about relatively independently. 
Khan worked at Rover for 25 years until the company collapsed and has struggled to find work since, partly due to literacy issues. He spoke about his frustrations with the Job Centre but was still able to take a positive spin on the situation saying he’d had a reasonable life of work and jobs should go to the younger unemployed.