I discovered fairly quickly that I couldn't reach them using my trusted stepladder and due to the fact that I'm a wuss when it comes to heights, I had to wait until husband had time to indulge me.
Last Saturday he did. He scaled the ladder and after liberal use of paint thinner, rust eater and a variety of hand tools he managed to remove the awnings. First, the one on the front right of the Ugly Duckling
Here he is, scaling the ladder. The equally ugly satellite dishes are also slated for removal. (We just need to bring the taller ladder over).
One down - one more to go! All screws were painted over and some were rusted into place so it took a bit longer and some more messing around with the whole set up than expected but we were determined (and I was cheering from the ground).