Geoff Ball and Hughie McGovern had a novel way of beating the traffic to work in the morning in 1981 - they flew in by hang-glider.

The engineers worked at Patricroft which made powered hang-gliders and they commuted to the factor from a field near Geoff's Meadowside Avenue home in Tong Fold.

The journey took them less than 10 minutes and they never had to face any hold-ups