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Janet Wolff

other ethnic groups. In the 1980s it had a reputation for drug trafficking and gang warfare. As so often with inner-city residential areas, different immigrant populations arrived there, later moving out to somewhat more affluent areas, confirming the classic geographical pattern identified by W.I. Thomas and others at the Chicago School of sociology in the 1920s. Before the Jews, who arrived in the early twentieth century, the Irish lived there. From the mid-twentieth century the majority of immigrants were Indian, Pakistani and Caribbean. Adjacent to Cheetham Hill

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Janet Wolff

and a half north of Manchester city centre, has long been a multi-ethnic community. Today its population includes South Asian, East Asian, African, Caribbean and Eastern European communities. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Cheetham was a separate township from Manchester, amalgamated into the Borough of Manchester in 1838, and becoming part of the north Manchester township in 1896. From the 1830s, wealthy merchants, bankers and manufacturers began to build homes in Cheetham Hill, an area protected by its elevation from the pollution of industry. As Bill

in Austerity baby