Memories

Sparkbrook Ward

Harish Wara

 

Hari was born and spent his childhood living in Tanzania with his Indian parents and younger siblings. In 1974 they moved to Birmingham to escape the economic crisis in Tanzania, where Hari completed his education and bought his first house in Newton Road, Sparkbrook, at the age of 18. He has run two menswear and alteration shops located nearby the Stratford Road, and has been actively involved in the local community. He now lives in Hall Green.

Photo of Hari by by Sam Lockyer (Iconic Productions) and Vanley Burke.

Hari talks about his first shop on Stoney Lane (download the video by clicking below)

1976 ALTERATION SHOP ON STONEY LANE

Hari talks about some of his Irish customers (download the video by clicking below)

IRISH CUSTOMERS 1980’S

Hari talks about his move to Hall Green (download the video by clicking below)

1996 MOVE TO HALL GREEN

 


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