This has worked well but just recently it hung down a bit lopsided so DJ gave it a nudge to straighten it out.
Some stuff fell out.
A sheet of newspaper was strategically placed to catch the bits. We expected a few bits of soot and gravel but OH NO! The jackdaws had been very busy trying to shore up the drop from the top by shoving this lot down it. Large branches, pieces of glass and plastic and lots of twigs fell through. There is probably more up there that can't be reached.
And what are the other six chimneys like?
There is a serious problem with leakage around the chimneys and a major job starts soon on rebuilding them. They will then be leak proof and jackdaw proof.
Well this is the new blogger interface so I shall get on with learning more about it and may celebrate with a new template later in the day.