Today’s blog is all about polevaulting. What is it? What was it? And why is it?
Polevaulting was invented during the war by acclaimed inventor Professor G. Tukesby. On discovering that by mistake one evening he had invented a long pole, he was at a loss as to how it could be of value. It was only when he was chased by a goat the next day and used it to vault over a fence that he sensed a way forward and ultimately, a way upward. He discussed the situation with a neighbour in his local bar the following Monday. ‘A bar!’ he allegedly exclaimed. ‘They could vault over a bar!’ Tukesby went away and that night created the very first ‘polevaulting bar.’ Anxious to use it, the Professor and his neighbour began polevaulting in the front garden, and before long a crowd had assembled, all eager to have a go.