It looks like he is cleaning shoes. It may be in London. Possibly London. Possibly it could be Tower Hill, 1958-1961, yes it could be around that date. The man looks well to do, so his name may be Sir Walter. There is a bird singing his heart out. It could be a starling or a thrush, starling more like.
The man is smoking a pipe so he must be well to do or posh! The people in the background are going to a meeting, or maybe an airport. But if it is an airport they would have more luggage. The man has popped his cleaning kit out for him.
There may be rubbish in the bags, or maybe his goods, worldly goods.
The man cleaning the shoes is called Bill. Or Walter. Pat has family members whose names have been shortened to Bill.
There would be the smell of shoe polish, and there would be the smell of diesel from the cars, as most cars ran on diesel then. Yes, there would be the smell of polish.
They could be discussing anything, maybe current affairs. What was going on then?…scandals, maybe the Profumo affair, or scandals with prostitutes. Or they could be discussing fish and chips.
Looking at the people in the background, it looks like wintry weather; there is a lady with a thick coat with a hood. Maybe a duffle coat?
The man with the pipe is going to the city. He could be a member of a band and the bags and tubular thing may be part of his instruments.
So what will happen next…?
Well maybe a number 9 bus may have to swerve to avoid someone. “Gosh!!”