As the first item for the new page I am going out on a limb, as it's a pinch to say this story applies to either of the things that the page is supposed to cover. However, as Stan witnessed this from his garden I think it is worth including here.
Here's are his comments :-
I don’t think my pictures are beautiful, but they are certainly wonderful. I’ve often wonder how anyone could get to the very top of the Church spire, and climb such a flimsy ladder.
When I awoke on Saturday 3rd August and looked out of the bedroom window at the spire of All Saints’ Church in Brixworth, I noticed a reflection running down the spire. Initially I thought it was a trick of the sun shining on the lightning conductor. Later, when I took another look is was obviously a very flimsy ladder going all the way to the very top of the spire. A couple of steeplejacks had removed the weather vane on the top of the spire as it required repair. I hadn’t seen them removing the Cock weather vane and I had often wondered how the top of the spire as climbed.
Over the next week or so I was watching to see if I could catch the steeplejacks in action. Obviously, the inclement weather had curtailed their work schedule. On Monday 12th August the steeplejacks were back, and replaced the repaired weather vane.
I was keen to see them on the ladder, and particularly near the top. It was terrifying for me to see that flimsy ladder, and I was on the ground! They were certainly made of sterner stuff than me.
Once the re-gilded Cock weather vane had been repositioned the steeplejacks abseiled down the spire, inspecting the stone work and cement over the whole area.
A wonderful job, well done by a couple of fearless steeplejacks
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