Meet Mary

Meet Mary

Meet Mary “I came to live in Holbeck after getting married.  I met my husband at work.  We both worked for Kay’s, which was in Marshall Mills at the time.  It was fun working there; I had the time of my life.  I’ve lived in the same house for over fifty years.  I’ve...
Meet William

Meet William

Meet William “I’ve been coming to Purple Patch for a few years now. When we arrive in the morning we start with a warm-up. We play songs and we move around. Then we do activities like art and dance. This year’s theme is ‘Round the World’. Before we’ve had ’Time’ and...
Meet Dawid

Meet Dawid

Meet Dawid   “I moved with my family to the UK in 2013. We didn’t have any friends or other family here. I come from a small town in Poland where almost everyone was white. It was so different here, with a mixture of people and cultures. I found it quite...
Meet Sam

Meet Sam

Meet Sam   “I grew up in Kirkstall. My father moved the family down to South Gloucester and we lived there until recently. They don’t have anything like the support they have here. We were pretty much left to fend for ourselves there. When I found out they had a...
Meet John

Meet John

Meet John “This area doesn’t have much really. But what it does have is this community centre. It’s a great place for meeting people, and generally a good place to be. We’ve had to fight for it through; we nearly lost it a few years back. We were half an hour from...
Meet June

Meet June

Meet June “I’ve been in Bradford for twelve years now. I used to live in Bedfordshire. It’s a good community here. Everyone mixes together. I’ve made some good friends.  I’m out of work at the moment. I’m volunteering at a place. So, I’ve been using the job service to...