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Update – May 2012

It’s almost been two months since the last post here so here’s an update to share what’s next. Since finishing the project in March 2012 I’ve been busy starting a new job and another blog over at England-Is about urban … Continue reading

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Hall Green – 23/03/12

Yasin was on his way to shops in Springfield from Hall Green today. He’s studying internal design at college and looks forward to joining the family business of property development afterwards. [1080] Annie was late for a salon appointment but … Continue reading

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Hall Green and Shirley – 02/03/12

Michael has always lived in Birmingham and started 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 … Continue reading

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Shirley (Environment)

The Shirley length of the Stratford Road is dominated by shops in a similar way to Springfield, Sparkhill and Sparkbrook. These however reflect the different demographic of a large retired population who are predominantly white. Grocery, fast food and textile … Continue reading

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Hall Green (Environment)

Hall Green is perhaps the most residential stretch of the Stratford Road with a couple of miles of semi-detached houses, flats and retirement complexes. Businesses are still scattered throughout but are concentrated on Hall Green parade, near it’s station, and … Continue reading

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Hall Green to Sparkbrook – 23/02/12 and 24/02/12

Fahad is a new resident in Sparkhill after moving from Pakistan three weeks ago to read a masters in Travel, Leisure and Tourism – something that his five languages will no doubt help. We discussed some differences between Pakistan and … Continue reading

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Sparkbrook to Springfield – 11/02/12

Catrina (and Tariq, below) were on their way to see family in Sparkbrook today. She is originally from Sheldon, west of the city centre, but has recently moved in with Tariq… [40] …Tariq (with Catrina, above) is currently training as … Continue reading

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