Where you live might determine who you are and what you get as the phrase ‘the post-code’ lottery suggests. Places carry connotations about whether or not they are desirable places to live and they suggest the kinds of people who might live there. Children learn from playing Monopoly that it's far more desirable to own property on Mayfair than it is to own property on the Old Kent Road.
The Open University has been working with the BBC on a brand new series, The Secret History of Our Streets first broadcast on BBC2, 6 June 2012. To coincide with the final programme of the series, Arnold Circus, London, we're publishing some stories behind the streets in Dublin, Ireland alongside Manchester and Sheffield in England, Cardiff in Wales and Glasgow, Scotland.
Will you contribute more stories behind your own streets? There's some great stories to share!