She looks a bit like Una Stubbs - and I mean that as a compliment - and he has the air of a reticent racehorse owner.
But today the Blue Carbuncle on Junction Road closes for good. You have got just a few hours if you want some stylish old cameras, Soviet era badges at 50p a shot, nice furniture, scrubbed up old clothes, or a rather fetching poster of Marc Bolan.
The proprietor tells me he's not moving the business, simply closing. He says that all three adjoining businesses, and the building behind, are being demolished to make way for some sort of mini-market.