Colin, the first ‘Angel of Wanstead’

jpg image of first Angel, Colin Bird, (c) Carole Edrich

Wanstead Local Directory’s very first Angel, Colin Bird, (c) Carole Edrich

Colin is a friendly, open, louder-than-life character who frequents Nice Croissant, one of Wanstead’s local cafés. Before I wrote this article in 2013, many who came across him would have jumped to conclusions based on his love of cliché and slightly off-colour humour, so I was really happy to have been able to redress the balance a little.

This is the first of a long running column featuring local heroes. It is comprised of photographs I’ve taken especially for the column and words I’ve written as a result of interviewing the people featured.

Read the full article here.