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Bent Street, Cheetham, Manchester. | by larosecarmine
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Bent Street, Cheetham, Manchester.

Wandering the back streets, I came upon this atmospheric scene and had to make a picture of it.

"Long existing as an industrial district, Cheetham Hill is the home of a multi-ethnic community, a result of several waves of immigration to Britain. In the mid-19th century, Cheetham Hill attracted Irish people fleeing the Great Famine. Jews settled in Cheetham Hill during the late-19th and early-20th centuries, fleeing persecution in continental Europe. Migrants from the Indian subcontinent and the Caribbean settled in the locality during the 1950s and 1960s. Since that time, Cheetham Hill has attracted people from Africa, Eastern Europe and the Far East, all contributing to a diverse, cosmopolitan community."

Mixed Media on Paper 58X73cm


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Taken on December 29, 2011