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Big ladder.

Postby VW1956 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:12 pm

Hello. In the well known picture of workers heading home from their days work at Harland and Wolff with Titanic in the background. Just about in the middle of the picture is a single ladder with about 40 rungs. This won't mean much to those of you who dont have to use ladders but that is an enormous ladder. 13 rungs is the biggest we have at work then it goes to doubles then trebles which are so heavy we dont use them. Ken.
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Re: Big ladder.

Postby Dave Gittins » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:07 am

Different days, different ways!

My Geordie mate told me that in the 1950s he regularly climbed three stories on an ordinary ladder, with nobody to steady it. He also used to clamber around on church roofs, fixing the lead flashing. All in the day's work!
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