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A Multicultural Neighbourhood

Young musicians at the West Indian Fortnight at Burngreave Library, 1977

Mohammed Salim from Rajs Grocery shop on Barnsley Road, 2006

Dates on sale in Dur Dur shop on Ellesmere Road, 2006

Since the 1970s the area has also become home to refugees from Chile, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Eritrea and several other African countries. More recently Eastern European people have come in search of work. The arrival of people from so many different backgrounds has made Burngreave one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in Sheffield. This cultural richness is reflected in the number of different languages spoken locally and the variety of food on offer in local restaurants and shops.