The Youngest Master Chimney Sweep – aged 20

The Youngest Master Chimney Sweep – aged 20

He has to deal with the constant Dick Van Dyke jokes – but 20 year-old Danny Hodgson loves his job as a chimney sweep.

So much so that he has completed the extra training to become the youngest-ever accredited Master Sweep – an accolade he achieved at the age of 19.

Chimney sweeping may once have seemed like a dying trade, but the fashion for working, restored fireplaces has meant that the service is in demand once again.

From rescuing pigeons stuck up chimneys to dealing with customers in their pyjamas, Danny says that life as a sweep is never dull.  Credit:http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-23452725