RIsking one's life in the service of one's sovereign is of course admirable – but not just to fix the chimney pots at Hampton Court Palace!
When Rod Fitzgerald went to Hampton Court one Sunday he was surprised to find the most interesting activity happening on the palace rooftop – "in full view of thousands of people", as he points out. He was also not a little alarmed. "I can't see any safety equipment??" he puzzled. Thanks to Rod for the pic.