The street I have chosen to write about is Christchurch Highstreet, mainly because I have lived there all my life so should know it fairly well (I hope). It started life in about the saxon times. and although didn't have the hangmans noose it had a graveyard close to one end of the street just like in city road (the street dvd), there is now a Waitrose and carpark there. Much of the street started with thatched houses along it untill a great fire burned them down (red house museum history tour). At the other end of the street is a church with grounds called the Priory. This church was built in the 11th century and is reputed to be the longest church in Britain (Wikipedia). The highstreet itself has some very old grade 2 listed buildings in it ie: the mayors quarters, The Ship In Distress and more. There were once 3 breweries and some 30 pubs along the street. Not because the locals were all drunks but because the well water was not fit for consumption (Red House Museum History of Christchurch). There is still the cellar doors to one of the breweries at one end of the street. Now there is a pub near the corner of the highstreet and one right in the middle both of which are grade 2 listed buildings (there are other pubs along the roads leading off the highstreet). The only other place like a pub was Strike Snooker Bar which closed down approximately 2 years ago.
The shops in the street consist of coffee shops, cafes,clothes shops, food shops, a Pound shop, a newsagents, an electrical shop and more. This differs from City Road (The Street DVD) as in this street there are no shops, cafes or restaurants from different cultures at all. There are no ethnic clothes shops, African shops, or even Italian, Chinese or Indian restaurants.
The people who frequent this street is also different because it is rather unusual to to see anyone from different cultures here. The people who do use this street are diverse in their ages rather than their ethnicity and by...