People of a certain age will recall (probably with relief) the days when ‘binmen’, as they used to be called without even a hint of prejudice, would make such a din as they inched their way down the street, dragging the old metal bins across tarmac and slamming them against the sides of the wagons.
Of course, now everyone has wheeled bins and so the noise is much less intrusive. Still, we don’t wish to malign refuse workers, who, as we can see from recent events in Birmingham, do a vital job.
Our picture, published on August 27, 1980 in Skipton shows Lambert Alderson, 62, of Alexandra Terrace, Skipton seen with his colleagues Arnold Beck, left, and Marc Symes. He won a £50 bonus from Craven District Council for the care he had taken collecting refuse.