Sparkbrook to Hall Green – 17/08/11 to 03/09/11

After a little break I have made it past the halfway point of the project with 52 of 100 people photographed. I’m temped to rest the project and continue in winter or spring. On with the photos, posted in order taken.

Ricardo has been in the UK for 7 years and works at Land Rover despite also training as a chef and plumber. He lives in Sparkbrook and aims to become a radiologist in the medical field. [262]

Tony was with Rachel [416] when he was nominated for a photo by her. They plan to move out of Sparkhill and back to Tony’s hometown and family in London when possible. [605]

Breagon was out with his dog today and had bought a newspaper when I spotted his western attire. He’s originally from Ireland and worked as a skilled labourer before retirement. [805]

Mrs Ladwa was waiting for a bus when I approached her in Hall Green. We discussed the social make-up of the Stratford Road and she suggested Hall Green was where Hindus like herself, from India, lived in the area. [1659]

Kazmi lives in Pakistan but has been in Birmingham for the past few months to celebrate Eid with his family. He runs an engineering consultancy specialising in the lucrative liquefied petroleum gas business and will return home this month. [1550]

Mohammad lives in Aston but was visiting family in Sparkhill today as part of the Eid celebrations. [552]

Hussain was visiting friends in Sparkbrook but lives in Aston. He had some great shoes with detailed embroidery, something also picked up by Stan (below). [44]

Stan is from Russia and was showing an acquaintance around a new business premises, he was in a rush so that’s all I got! [46]

Frank was with his wife Ophelia (below) and son Ewan today. He came to Britain from Ghana 10 years ago and has since served in the logistics division of the Army. [341]

Ophelia was with her husband Frank (above) and son Ewan on a shopping trip to one of the local supermarkets on the Stratford Road. They live locally and both come from Ghana. [341]

Chris works for the post office in the city and has been in Birmingham since he was 10 years old. Whilst he was born in Shropshire, part of his childhood was spend in Essex until his parents moved to Birmingham. [1158]

Also on flickr.

About Rob Gilbert

Civil engineer and amateur photographer.
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