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The Sari Shop, The Golden Mile, Leicester

Sales assistants at a sari shop on the Golden Mile. Refugees from East Africa were housed here when they first came in 1972. It was a dilapidated neighbourhood called Belgrave. Forty years after the settlement, Belgrave was recently renamed the Golden Mile, as it boasts the achievements and entrepreneurial skills of this proud and successful community. It is now a bustling shopping district. During Diwali, the festival of light, Belgrave attracts the largest crowd, outside of India. Read more