I'm not sure why this resonated with me so much. Maybe it's the down to earth way that 'Fred' describes what is clearly a job that is beyond the capability of most people. Or the fact that this happened in my lifetime, but in a way that seems from another time - with no health and safety considerations, beyond taking a cigarette break every now and then. There's a touch of Callum's Road about Fred's attitude that anything is possible if you just get on with it.
Fred, in 1979, brought down a chimney brick by brick.— Ewen Cameron (@EwenDCameron) September 6, 2023
This is an unbelievable watch.pic.twitter.com/0forMEoN34