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1939 - “Rather Wear Out Than Rust Out”

Leeds Mercury November 22, 1939

“Rather Wear Out Than Rust Out”

Mr John Lisle, 76-year-old bricklayer, “looks down” on Wombwell. His speciality is repairing domestic chimneys.

Yesterday evening five fours and called and the blackout to mount a 50 foot high roof near his home in Park Street Wombwell. Noone

The old man has had over 60 years in the building trade without an accident. This year tributes to a steady nerve, good head and extreme caution.

He celebrated his golden wedding 12 months ago, but has never thought of retiring.

He says he would “Rather wear out than rust out.”