Babita Sharma: The Corner Shop
Join journalist and presenter, Babita Sharma, as she shares her personal story of the tiny shops that changed our country.
Britain is a nation of shopkeepers. From the general stores of the first half of the 20th century (one of which was run by the father of a certain Margaret Thatcher), to the reimagined corner shops run since the 1960s by immigrants from India, Pakistan, East Africa and Eastern Europe, corner shops have shaped the way we shop, the way we eat, and the way we understand ourselves.
Babita was raised in a corner shop and observed this changing world: the clientele, the products and the politics of shopkeeping. Along with perfecting her shelf-stacking skills, she gained a unique insight into an institution that – much like the people who run them – has found a way to evolve and survive.
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