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Being Down, Looking Up

My journey as an itinerant shoe shiner

Rob stowed his shoeshine kit, a tent and a few items of clothing in a trailer, connected it to his push-bike and set off from Oxford to visit the old shoe making cities of middle England. Along the way he polished lots of shoes, met numerous interesting people, pedalled many miles and gained a fascinating insight into his own country from a rather lowly perspective. This talk covers that journey.