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Plans to move Fred’s statue

Unfortunately, there is a typographical error on the above plaque – it should read “Robert Gordon” (not “Gorton”).

“Fred Dibnah was a Bolton lad and proud of it.
He spent his life working on many of the town’s landmarks and
shared his love of steam engines with millions of television viewers.
After his death in November 2004, it was decided to launch a fund
to pay for a lasting tribute to recognise his achievements.
Thousands of people, locally and nationally, made donations.
Thank you to all those individuals, organisations, companies
and steam enthusiasts who helped pay for this statue to
It has been an honour to be associated with this appeal and
the committee is rewarded by its success.
The Bolton News
Mrs Sheila Dibnah, widow of Fred and fund-raiser
Miss Wendy Close: Fund raiser with her cap badge sales
William R. Greenhalgh: Friend, fund-raiser and memorial designer
Brian H. Tetlow: Chairman, Bolton Civic Trust &
Chairman of the Appeal”

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One Response to “Statue”

  1. Joe says:

    Seems that Google maps are no longer showing a clear picture of Fred’s statue. :(

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