The barber shop keeping patois alive
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Stoke-on-Trent barber shop keeping Jamaican Patois alive

A barber shop in Stoke-on-Trent is helping to keep alive the language of Jamaican Patois.

Patrick Gonsalves, known as hairdresser Mr T, has lived in the UK for 47 years and speaks patois to his customers.

While some West Indians who migrated to the city in the 1950s and 60s chose to drop the language, others, like customer Mike Samuda, are working hard to maintain their cultural heritage.

  • 07 Jul 2017
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