Photo of the Day

Cherry pickers from Buckinghamshire.

Traditional cherry trees grow up to 70ft (21m) tall, so pickers used specially-designed ladders that flared at the base to reach the very tops. This made the ladders much more stable, but workers still needed good balance and a head for heights.

A short history of cherry harvesting can be found at the link below.

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(thanks Phil!)