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In West is West, the 2010 sequel to Ayub Khan Din's East is East, the opening shot is a long-shot of a Northern British town's alleyway (don't think it can be considered a gennel?):

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Is there any more information on where exactly this particular shot takes place? If not, is at least the rough location of it known?

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Probably the back of Silverdale Street, Manchester - now demolished & a new estate built.

Google streets view of it in 2012 - open space, but this is probably within a few yards of it, the cobbles are all that remain, if you look away from the road, across the grass, to East or West

Source: British Film Locations - West is West

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That type of terraced housing would very frequently back onto such small back streets - it's all very Coronation Street ;)
btw, this wouldn't qualify as a ginnel, it's simply a 'back street'. A ginnel would be smaller, usually just wide enough for one or two people walking.

Late edit
Using Google's street view history, I've found the chippy, corner of Silverdale & Toxteth

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The shot may be directly behind the chippy, but Google didn't capture a good shot of it from either end. This is the closest we'll probably ever get.

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This is it today…

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  • agreed, it SCREAMS Coronation St coronationstreet.fandom.com/wiki/Title_sequence - scroll down to the colour ones Mar 5 '20 at 18:13
  • So you're saying that this was at the back of the chippie? Mar 5 '20 at 19:13
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    As it's all gone now, it's kind of hard to prove. I added more pics.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 6 '20 at 8:53
  • Great detective work, thank you. Kinda sad to see it's all gone, I've always liked those back alleys. Mar 6 '20 at 15:58

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