Bannister Renovates His Own Bannister

It was sixty years ago today that Roger Bannister became the first person to complete a mile in under four minutes. That much we know.


But in a bizarre twist, rather than celebrate the fantastic achievement on what is a very special anniversary, Roger instead had to do a little bit of home repair work.

Roger himself takes up the story.

‘I was coming down the stairs this morning and I slipped and my knee crunched against the bannister stairs, snapping one of the spindles in the process. I spent the day with a local craftsman, Geoff, a lovely man, who repaired it so skilfully you can`t even see the splice.



You could say that he was repairing Bannister`s Bannister!’   




About sigough

Thoroughly decent chap who likes to create and make people smile. Proud Dad and Husband (published Author !) 'I Can't Fly & I Can't Swim' Love Music, Comedy, Writing, Drawing Have got a lovely range of Hand Drawn T-Shirts and cards which people seem to like. Hate Wasps, Dogdirt, Reality TV, Broad Beans You can see some examples of my workings at:
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