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My aim is to outline the problems Eagle Street was having in 1984 and discover what the standard of living was and how it has changed from then up to the present day.

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Aim By the early 1980's Coventry was one of the areas most badly affected by the recession in Britain. One local area that reflected many of these problems and the problems of the inner city was Eagle Street off the Foleshill road in Coventry, roughly one mile north of the city centre. My aim is to outline the problems Eagle Street was having in 1984 and discover what the standard of living was and how it has changed from then up to the present day. I aim to discover what improvements have been made (if any) to Eagle street and the standard of living for its residents from 1984 to now. I also aim to compare Eagle street and the standard of living in eagle street to my own street and to highlight the differences and to say which one has the higher standard of living and why. History Coventry's industrial revolution was sparked by its transport links; the canals and railways brought coal and raw materials for its factories. ...read more.

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They had no running hot water, baths or inside toilets. Many of the houses were also derelict. From 1938 the number of houses in the street has been reduced from about 160 to 80 in 1984. Many of the remaining houses were derelict and unlived in. Compared with Coventry much more of the houses were not owned by the people who occupied and rather rented them. Indicating that the residents could not afford to buy Car owner ship was also low compared to the rest of Coventry. Indicating that the residents could not afford the luxury of a car. Couple this with the fact that there was no garages or drives to place the car on or in you can see why car ownership in eagle street was less than the average of Coventry. Recreation and school The 1984 survey found that there was little or no recreational facilities for children . This meant that there was no where for children to play safely and will make the area unpleasant for families to live in because there is no near by parks or facilities to care for young children. ...read more.

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Industry In 1984 along the fosehill road the industry was described by the survey as 'cramped' and 'does not fit together with the surrounding land uses.' Industry in 1984 was small and in decline as many firms moved out of this area to find more spacious premises. This in a way has led to the decline of the houses as they no longer house the workers from the factory and so the factory owners are not so concerned about them any longer. The industry in 1984 was mainly small and local relying on local people and local trade. They are important employers as jobs in 1984 were scarce due to the recession. Environment In 1984 Eagle Street was dirty and polluted and there was little green space and trees. Everybody agreed some thing needed to be done about this. . Also Eagle Street was being used as a 'rat run' because it connected two major roads. This meant heavy traffic on the already narrow roads and increased pollution. Shops In 1984 the survey noted particularly the convenience shops (corner shops) which opened long hours and specialist Asian shops to cater for the needs of the high Asian population ...read more.

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