Dd101 Tma 1

The street I have chosen to discuss is King Street in the rural town of Knutsford.   It is about one quarter of a mile long a one way street.. Both sides of the street are lined with various shops, specialised boutiques, restaurants, beauty and hairdressing salons. I have decided to study this particular street as it has many differences to City Road and also some similarities. I am going to look at

King street is quite a unique street that has mainly stayed traditional in the style of its small exclusive shops. It has not conformed to the want of the larger chain stores mainly because the council and community do not feel that they are a necessity to the town. The one supermarket and small convienience stores are perfectly efficient. In the dvd (making social lives,2009 scene3) Lloyd Robson speaks to a local corner shop owner who has been running his business since 1965 and explains how the opening of a Tesco store has affected the local smaller shops. Although some people on City road feel the larger stores are more convenient others try to buy locally feeling a need to help their community. This is one example of how differences and inequalities are made but also remade by people feeling a duty to support there community. Although King Street has not conformed to allowing the larger stores to move into the town it too is continuously changing and reshaping to keep up with the demand of the cliental it attracts.
The class structure between King Street and City Road seems very different.   King Street can be identified with the middle and upper classes of society. Peoples perception of the area is footballers, wags and the wealthy. The shops are specialised boutiques, wine bars, restaurants which are associated with the “Ladies who Lunch” identity. While City Road identifies as more working class society, student and migrant community. But the African shop that Lloyd Robson visits in(Making social lives,2009,scene2) is also similar in that it is unique in...