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!’