My Kingdom For A Horse? As long as it’s made from scaffolding

An offshore petroleum engineer has carved a new take on the magnificence of the racehorse. And you could be forgiven for making a double take, perhaps not instantly recognising this fine equine specimen was actually made from old scaffolding boards.Self taught artist Geoff Robinson, 62, from Barnstone, has spent the last two years carving a 2.4 metre tall horse...

One-legged Scaffolder in battle to keep his car

Scaffolders Mobility Car

A Barnsley scaffolder who suffered three amputations on the same leg along with a damaged hand has been refused higher rate mobility benefit and could lose his adapted car. Paul Tate from Langsett Road, New Lodge in the town, fell about 12ft from a scaffold in September 2000. But it wasn’t until a few years later  part of his leg...

Meet the scaffolder with his pet goat

You should always be aware of scaffolders who 'get the goat.' But in the case of Jack Barett from Burnley, he literally wouldn't be without one. And both neighbours and locals know he's not kidding, when he expresses love for his long haired pet, 'Eric'. Yes, we've all heard of Monty Python's Eric The Viking, but Eric The Pygmy...

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