And so came the day to meet Jay Blades – the BBC presenter, community
activist and creator. With two cups of builders’ tea in hand, I stepped into the
old post office. He greeted me warmly and apologized for the chaos. In the
time since I’d left Canada, he was informed that the space had sold. Builders
worked to clear out debris and materials from inside, kicking up dust in their
wake. Jay dabbed the sweat from his brow as he worked to pack up and clear
old furniture and materials out. I quietly observed the space and as I
wondered through the old post office, it hit me. I was here. I made it happen
and my photos would capture a moment in his history that was about to end.
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