The way it was
Sent in by a reader from the UK, a photograph - apparently from 1962 - of three men working on a large free standing ladder assembly.
It looks like they have connected two long wooden ladders, one with 39 rungs and one with 52 rungs or more, in order to create this monster free standing ladder that three men are working from to trim a 12 metre high hedge.
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A Death Wish - well yes - although it was probably a perfectly acceptable method for working at height at the time? However when it comes to work at height people continue to use risky or inappropriate equipment and take unnecessary risks.
As one veteran once said: “Nothing new under the sun.”
Have a safe weekend