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RE: BIRMINGHAM BACK TO BACKS - 8
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, Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:55 pm
Too true Phil.I lived in similar conditions up until the time I was 13,but it never seemed as gritty as photos show. Look at all those little children with not an adult in sight,I love the two little girls with the broken chair outside the "karzee".
, Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:34 pm
Yes this is the way I remember life in Nechells until I got out of there, life in Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook was not a great deal better but there wasn't squalor all around. Even so I returned when I was at work to help my mother financially a little bit.
As you say we never really took in our surroundings, I suppose it was just that it was all around us so to us it was normal.