Ali is the eldest of the Walking Voices participants. Originally from The Yemen, he first came to Sheffield in the 1960s. He was recruited to work in the steelworks in the Don Valley, and can remember a very different Sheffield. His daughters and grandchildren also live in Sheffield, and he keeps up connections with the Yemen. He is a regular visitor to the Mosque, and meets up with many other Yemeni men of his generation around prayer times, often sitting on the benches in Ellesmere Green.
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