Meet Irene. She is a friend of the gentleman featured in Barnardo's Child post. She has a stall in a little antique market round the corner from Columbia Road. I took her photo before but didn't quite like it so when I saw her walk past I asked her to pose for me. She still didn't like the photo I took but she was happy for me to post it if I liked it. And I do.
Irene is quite the celebrity around Columbia Road. All the other shopkeepers look after Irene checking up on her and offering her food and drink. She is quite a lady!