News Items for: 'Memorial Fund'

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Set up after Fred’s death to fun the design and installation of a sculpture of Fred in Bolton.

Lorna Bailey: ‘Dibnahware’ a sell-out hit’

Posted by Joe On December - 8 - 2006

ART deco pottery firm Lorna Bailey Artware has donated £2,500 to the Fred Dibnah Memorial Fund – after selling out of its first batch of memorabilia made in his honour.

The 66-year-old steeplejack died in 2004 but relatives and friends are keeping his memory alive by raising funds for a bronze statue in his home town of Bolton. Read the rest of this entry »

Fred’s appeal is hospice bonus

Posted by Joe On December - 5 - 2006

Wendy Close has been working tirelessly to raise funds for the Fred Dibnah Appeal, to collect enough money to put up a permanant statue to the Bolton celebrity steeplejack.

She designed and commissioned 1,000 Fred Dibnah green and blue pin badges which she has been selling.
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Fans clamour for limited edition figures of Fred

Posted by Joe On November - 27 - 2006

A LIMITED edition set of Fred Dibnah ceramic figures have sparked a bidding war among collectors.

Fans have been queueing up to get their hands on the first in a series of four ceramic figurines and teapots depicting the legendary Bolton steeplejack. Read the rest of this entry »

Fred’s spanner fetches £400 in internet sale

Posted by Joe On November - 17 - 2006

A SPANNER which once belonged to Fred Dibnah has been sold on the internet for £400.

The ten-inch tool had been put on the internet auction site eBay by Fred’s widow, Sheila, to raise money for the Fred Dibnah Memorial Appeal. Read the rest of this entry »

Lorna Bailey: D’YER LIKE THAT?

Posted by Joe On October - 20 - 2006

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

Posted by Joe On October - 12 - 2006

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 »

Memorial milestone

Posted by Joe On September - 19 - 2006

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 »

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Author to sign second volume on Fred’s life

Posted by Joe On June - 8 - 2006

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

Posted by Joe On June - 2 - 2006

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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