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    Longsight is an ethnically diverse area, with high levels of poverty, deprivation and crime.

    For many years, Longsight has been plagued by gang related violence, similar to that of nearby Moss Side.[2] Most of the violence came from tensions between two rival gangs which fought "turf wars" with each other since the 1990s, resulting in many shootings and several deaths. The Gooch Gang, from neighbouring Moss Side, were jailed in 2009,[3] Consequently, gun crime in Greater Manchester as a whole has fallen dramatically, from a high of 120 gang-related shootings in 2006 to just 16 in 2011.[4]the area I grew up in,dont live there any more, lots of family live here.big thanks to all the lads on this gave them a few bob, wish everyone a happy new year. will be having a break from Flickr in the new year, couple of post left, Peace and love Everyone.

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    1. keithhull 12 months ago | reply

      Glad things are improving but there are still areas of deprivation across the North including Hull
      Great photos of this little gang of kids

    2. Parchman Kid (Jerry) 12 months ago | reply

      Brilliant composition and contrasts! Love the facial expressions and hand gestures! Great street photography!

    3. Chris Firth of Wakey. 12 months ago | reply

      Nice image and words to go with it Michael.

    4. My Planet Experience 12 months ago | reply

      Excellent image, beautifully done!

      I wish you a creative and Happy New Year!
      all the best for 2018 :-)

    5. jerryms 12 months ago | reply

      Nothing funny about peace love and understanding mate

    6. Doctor Kibble 12 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture beautiful.

    7. M.K. Zell 12 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot description Michael, it’s a pleasure following you, have a great 2018!

    8. Thomas Hee 12 months ago | reply

      Lovely monochrome. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

    9. steve pickford 12 months ago | reply

      50 years ago brought up on Siddall Street and just around the corner my Uncle had a used furniture shop on Stockport Road- just past Crowcroft Park. Small world!
      All the best for the New Year.

    10. vampire-carmen 12 months ago | reply

      Marvelous image, great light and mood!
      Thank you for your support in the past, it is very apprecated!
      I wish you a fantastic Year 2018!🎆🎇✨🎉🎈

    11. westport 1946 12 months ago | reply

      Excellent framing and fantastic detail in this exquisite b/w group image, Well done.

    12. plot19 12 months ago | reply

      Jerry S. Sure isn't mate, you still in town.

    13. plot19 12 months ago | reply

      Martin Zell Big thank for all your support mate,Best wishes.

    14. plot19 12 months ago | reply

      steve small world in deed, thank you for you comment.

    15. Frank Busch 12 months ago | reply

      Love this very much!!

    16. Alberto Quintal 12 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!! Great compostion, lens and B&W!!

    17. jerryms 12 months ago | reply

      Yeah I'm a towny. Touch of the Shirley Bakers going on here!

    18. Silanov 12 months ago | reply

      Excellent picture, interesting narrative, Michael! Good to hear that gun crime rate in this area has fallen dramatically.

      Unfortunately the teens on this photo have less chances in life than our children. It's highly regrettable but it's still a fact that cannot be denied, the way I see it!

      For a few very talented ones football might be a possibility for social advancement! Therefore it's great to see that street football is still popular in such areas! For most of the young people there it might be just a pleasant time killer, but for a few it could be a real chance!

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