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7/16 (2/11) #ImmigrantLandscapes - New Fabric Shops (Michael) - Southall by Sikh Talk & Hark1karan

7/16 (2/11) #ImmigrantLandscapes - New Fabric Shops (Michael) - Southall by Sikh Talk & Hark1karan

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Sikh Talk & Hark1karan.

Words: Hark1karan
New Fabric Shops (Michael):

The 2nd installment features Michael of New Fabric Shops on The Green. Going into the shop myself and Sikh Talk didn't know what to expect and whether if anyone would speak to us. We had quite the opposite. We were met by a friendly man called Michael of Cypriot descent. Not perhaps what you were expecting from a fabric shop in Southall? Well his father has been running the store for 25 years. It was extremely easy to talk to Michael and ask him about Southall and his interaction with the area.

So what has he observed. He resides in North London so it's not an area he lives in, but frequents regularly for work. Often customers speak to him in Punjabi however they soon realise he doesn't. A few wanted to speak to another assistant. Despite that he is able to serve customers and meet their needs. He is still able to understand the tastes he needs to cater for. Continue reading over at