|Cleaning Your Local Castle - "Strong arms and a supple neck are vital requirements for this job."|
St Michael's Mount windows undergo a spring clean before re-opening: Window cleaners from Mousehole were tasked with giving St Michael's Mount a spring clean The windows of an iconic West Cornwall landmark were given a spring clean before it re-opened to the public last weekend.
The day before the public were allowed back inside one of Cornwall's most famous castles, Crystal Clear Cleaning, based in Mousehole, sent a team of three dedicated cleaners to take on the all day job.
The team had to have a head for heights, as the castle's highest window is approximately 50 foot from ground and a further 250 foot above sea level. They took their equipment across the cobbled Causeway in the early hours of Saturday March 12 and used specially purchased 60 foot long poles to carry out the momentous task.
A spokeswoman for St Michael's Mount said: "They cleaned most of the 174 castle windows, which take quite a battering over the year from the salty wind. "Strong arms and a supple neck are vital requirements for this job."