Sparkhill, Sparkbrook and Shirley – 09/08/11

Mr Khan is from West Bromwich but was waiting for a friend to be released on probation today. [263]

Brian was waiting for a lift with Wayne (below) and has worked in concrete flooring but lives further south down the Stratford Road… [293]

…Wayne, with Brian (above), has worked in gardening/fencing. The three of us had a brief discussion about the recent looting and although condemned, they could both half-empathise with the actions of some members of society. [293]

Elizabeth has always been in Birmingham but moved to Sparkhill with her husband several years ago. We had a long conversation about the possibly insular nature of groups that make up the Stratford Road and oppression. Elizabeth also offered insight into the conflicts faced by younger generations of these groups as parent and British cultures collide. [459]

Joan was in Shirley today and just on her way to a pensioners bingo and games social. She’s always lived in Hall Green but in and around many places within it. [-153]

Michelle was up for her ‘good deed of the day’ and was happy to take part with Megan, her daughter. She often takes advantage of the free parking around the Shirley high-street for shopping trips. She was however keen I captured her good side, hopefully this is it! [-249]

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About Rob Gilbert

Civil engineer and amateur photographer.
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1 Response to Sparkhill, Sparkbrook and Shirley – 09/08/11

  1. Riley says:

    Very good write-up. I definitely appreciate this website.

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