This DVD contains special features: The opening by Fred, Wetheriggs Steam Plant. Plus – Beer Talk with Fred, plus Friends talk of the Fred Dibnah they knew. Plus 25 minutes of Rallyscene trailers previewing some of our other entertaining video programmes.
This programme was originally filmed in the early days when Fred was still working as a Steeplejack, climbing up, and knocking down chimneys. Our Filming started shortly after Fred’s hit BBC 2 series “A year with Fred”, and was the first professional video Fred made. This film has now been digitally re-mastered and includes a rare and previously unheard voice-over, where Fred talks us through the film in his own words.
The Day That Bolton Stood Still “A Victorian Funeral with Steam”
Fred Dibnah’s funeral procession was one of the biggest events that the people of Bolton and Lancashire have ever seen. The town centre streets were lined three and four deep as this “Son of Bolton”, with his oily cap set proudly on top of his coffin, made its way through the streets, being pulled by his own treasured steam tractor and well decorated trailer.
The Day that Bolton stood still is a respectful and dignified film of the Funeral of Fred Dibnah; the film captures all that the television cameras missed and is an historic record of an extraordinary day. Narration is by Fred’s treasured friend Neil Carney.
Wetheriggs Steam Plant – Beer Talk (Fred with a pint) – A Tribute from Friends Fred Dibnah includes Fred’s final journey as the town of Bolton came to a complete standstill. His Victorian funeral procession was one of the biggest events that the people of Bolton have ever seen.
The video programme is in two parts, the first half covers the life of Fred when he was still a steeplejack. The second half is a respectful and dignified film of the funeral of Fred Dibnah.
Narration is by both Fred and Neil Carney, Fred’s ‘Right Hand Man’. Neil Carney drove Fred Dibnah’s beloved Steam Roller ‘Betsy’, on the day of Fred’s Victorian Funeral.
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: 25 May 2005
Run Time: 75 minutes