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Martin Bacon practices extreme ironing on the bridge over Park Square roundabout, Sheffield
Martin Bacon of Sheffield Hallam's Fell Walking and Mountaineering Club, ironing above Park Square roundabout

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Think ironing is dull? You're not alone.

But now there's a whole new leisure movement dedicated to livening this tedious chore up.

Is this ironing? Yes, it is. Is this extreme ironing? No.

It's called Extreme Ironing. And it's taking South Yorkshire by storm.

Extreme Ironing afficionados get their kicks by ironing in the open air - and the more outlandish the environment, the better.

Mountains, rivers, tall buildings, mineshafts... no location is unsuitable for a quick spot of ironing.

The benefits of the pursuit are clear. Good exercise. A sense of exhilaration. And really, really smart clothes.

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Extreme Ironing - the right way, and the wrong way
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Extreme Ironing: the correct and incorrect approach

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