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The Laygate area of South Shields on Tyneside, in the north-east of England, is a diverse community shaped by economic change and migration. Frederick Street, a once-thriving shopping precinct, is at the heart of the community. These are the stories of people – AnneBillyDuduGordonNoreenOmarPatrick, ShannonSheenaSibil, Val, and Yusef – who live and work on Frederick Street and reflect on what the community means to them.