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Sparkbrook Ward



Farida Begh was born in 1947 in Bangladesh, Sylhet. She moved to Birmingham with her husband in 1965 when she was 18, living on farm road in Sparkbrook. In this oral history she shares some of her memories of what life was like for her when she first moved into the area, as well as some of her achievements such as passing her driving test and becoming a BBC presenter.

Farida Begh talks about her first experience of an icecream van

Farida Begh talks about her daily routine

Farida Begh talks about her experiences of volunteering at Farm Road Clinic

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