A few weeks ago Carters Steam Fair came to town. This was the only ride still run on steam, a kind of pirate boat style swinging from one side to another. Inside the seats were labelled “brave”; “very brave” and “very, very brave” as you got right to the back. You just held on to whatever you could get your arms twisted around so the labels were pretty apt.
On a hot summer day in the middle of a London park, I felt really sorry for the chap in overalls feeding coal to the fire.