Handsworth 1970s

I’ve been involved with Handsworth in many ways. My first flat away from home was in Linwood Road in 1971 and my first house was just down the road in Lozells in 1981. My studio was in Grove Lane from 1978 to 1991 and I lived in the area again off and on from 1983 to 1996. Some of these images were used in the book Derek Bishton (who pops up in several!) and I self published about Rastafarians¬† called Movement of Jah People which was written by John Plummer. There are also some from Eldridge Cleaver’s visit in 1979 for a Christian evangelist organisation – you can just see a banner in the crowd saying Cleaver is a Traitor.

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