Lorna Bailey: D’YER LIKE THAT?

News Post by Joe On October - 20 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

Potteries designer Lorna Bailey is producing an exclusive range of memorabilia to raise money for the Fred Dibnah Memorial Fund.

The Lancashire-born star died, aged 66, in 2004 but relatives and friends want to keep his memory alive by raising funds to build a bronze statue in his home town of Bolton. Read the rest of this entry »

Fred memorabilia fetches £777

News Post by Joe On October - 12 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

A STEAM enthusiast has paid almost £800 for a collection of Fred Dibnah memorabilia.

Malcolm Bull, aged 55, from Coventry paid £777 for a number of items including some original sketches, a cap worn by Fred and a crushed petrol can which was flattened accidentally by the steeplejack when it fell off his steam roller. Read the rest of this entry »

Fred’s Cap comes to Hat Works

News Post by Joe On October - 6 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

Stockport’s Hat Works museum has proudly unveiled its latest exhibit that features one of world famous steeplejack, engineer and steam engine enthusiast Fred Dibnah’s trademark caps!

The well-know figure of Fred Dibnah’s is one of Bolton’s best loved sons, who sadly passed away in November 2004. However, his family have kindly donated one of his most cherished caps to Hat Works on long term loan. Read the rest of this entry »

Memorial milestone

News Post by Joe On September - 19 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

A PERMANENT tribute to Bolton’s celebrity, Fred Dibnah, has come a step closer as his memorial fund reaches £30,000.

Since the appeal was launched by the Bolton Evening News and Bolton and District Civic Trust, donations have flooded in. Read the rest of this entry »

Author to sign second volume on Fred’s life

News Post by Joe On June - 8 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

SALES of the second volume of a book about the life Fred Dibnah are expected to rise after its official launch next week.

The book, titled Fred Dibnah MBE Vol 2, is sold exclusively in WH Smiths and went on sale on May 26.
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New book reveals different side to our Fred

News Post by Joe On June - 2 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

A NEW book about Bolton’s steeplejack star Fred Dibnah reveals a different side to the great man Fred the Sailor!

Author Keith Langston controversial (See Widow is absolutely incensed’ below) chronicles many previously unheard tales of Fred’s life, including a stint aboard the 72 ft training vessel Francis Drake.
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Dayle steams in to snap up

News Post by Joe On May - 2 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

A FRED Dibnah fan has bought a momento of the late steeplejack’s life.

Dayle Perry, aged 36, is the proud owner of a limited edition model of Fred’s Mamod steam wagon.
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CD of Fred’s favourites to boost appeal fund

News Post by Joe On April - 11 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

A CD of some of Fred Dibnah’s favourite songs is on sale at Bolton Town Hall.

Fred Dibnah, a musical tribute to a unique man, has been put together by folk singer Pete Martin, from Rawtenstall, who is one half of the duo Hanky Panky.
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The nuts and bolts of life with Fred

News Post by Joe On April - 8 - 2006 ADD COMMENTS

Fred Dibnah’s widow is hosting a memorial night in Blackburn on April 21 to raise funds for a statue of the late lamented steeplejack and TV celebrity. We found out why. Read the rest of this entry »

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