Early Life

Clenton Farquarson: Head to Toe

Clenton Farquarson was born in Birmingham in 1964. He grew up in Birmingham and went to his local mainstream schools.

Here Clenton talks about his early life in Birmingham.

  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson


Well, it was crowded, ‘cause we had to sleep in the same bed with my cousins. We’d sleep head to toe in the bed so it was very crowded, ‘cause when my parents first came to Birmingham it was very hard to get accommodation and I remember my mum telling us the stories of when she was – her and my dad and grandfather trying to get accommodation, the signs were, you know, 'No Dogs, No Blacks, No Irish'.