Sparkbrook to Shirley – 07/01/12

Craig is living at a hostel in Sparkbrook but was in Afghanistan as a paratrooper until 2008. He finished during his second tour after getting shot in the hip and is finding civilian life back in the UK significantly less exciting. [145]

Ali came to the UK recently from Pakistan and is studying business at college whilst looking for a job. [512]

Justine lives locally in Moseley and works as an osteopath but was visiting Hall Green today with her father to look around the cluster of used car dealerships in the area. [1191]

Joseph has been in Birmingham for about a year and owns a Chinese takeaway business in Hall Green. [1331]

Adam is a roofer by trade but has been working as a part-time postman and supermarket driver since losing his job last year. He had a positive outlook on life but had to dash to make a delivery. [-260]

Dave is originally from Nottingham but came to Birmingham in the ’70s and the local area of Solihull in the ’90s. He works for the Job Centre and we discussed the planned supermarket and shopping centre developments to the aging Shirley shopping parade. He was out today to make a regular trip down the high street and said he liked the way he’d bump into friends and acquaintances. [-369]

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About Rob Gilbert

Civil engineer and amateur photographer.
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2 Responses to Sparkbrook to Shirley – 07/01/12

  1. adam the part time posty says:

    sorry i had to dash rob but the post must come 1st would have loved to have talk for a bit longer good luck with your work from a very tierd looking post person adam

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