The Woman with the Red Balloon

There were actually hundreds of them. Women, children and even men with red balloons, but I’d elected to follow just one of them on her walk around the city (continuing a choice I made over 45 years ago, but this isn’t the place to discuss the events of the sixties.)

© 2009 Peter Marshall.
The woman with the red balloon takes the wrong turning

Of course I photographed some of the others, but a story sometimes needs a structure, and here was a hackneyed photojournalistic approach which fitted in with one small part of my familial duties.

© 2009 Peter Marshall.
Some of the other walkers

This six-mile trek from church to church (mainly Wren to Wren) around the City of London – with a diversion via the City of Southwark – came at the end of Christian Aid Week, and was their  ‘Circle the City,’ a fund-raising sponsored stroll, fuelled by tea, coffee, lemon squash, biscuits, home-made cakes and a desire to support the work of the majority world projects that Christian Aid supports, helping people to help themselves out of destitution and give them hope.

© 2009 Peter Marshall.
Walkers relax in Wren’s St Anne and St Agnes,  at the end of the six mile walk

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