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The status of Fred erected in Bolton town centre.

Fred Dibnah statue vandal in court

Posted by Joe On May - 8 - 2009

A VANDAL who defaced the Fred Dibnah statue in Bolton town centre has appeared in court where he apologised.

Peter Gray, aged 39, was caught on CCTV cameras at 6.30am carrying a silver can of spray paint which he used on the 8ft high bronze statue in Oxford Street, Bolton town centre.
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New Specs for Fred

Posted by Joe On July - 16 - 2008

The much-loved Fred Dibnah should have gone to Specsavers . . .

Or at least his statue should, according to the high street optician. Read the rest of this entry »

Fred Dibnah’s statue is vandalised

Posted by Joe On May - 28 - 2008

VANDALS have damaged the new Fred Dibnah statue in Bolton town centre.

They struck at some point over the weekend, snapping the steeplejack’s famous wire spectacles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Big welcome for Fred’s statue

Posted by Joe On April - 30 - 2008

DID yer like that? A large crowd of Fred Dibnah fans clearly did when his statue was unveiled in Bolton town centre.

The man most famous for demolishing buildings will now have his own permanent monument in Oxford Street.
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Fred Dibnah statue gaffe was an ‘in joke’

Posted by Joe On April - 17 - 2008

EAGLE-EYED web viewers thought they had spotted a glaring error on the new Fred Dibnah statue – his buttons are done up on the wrong side.

Fred’s trademark jacket shows the buttons are on the “ladies” side on the left as opposed to the men’s side on the right.
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Our Fred will take pride of place in town

Posted by Joe On April - 15 - 2008

STEEPLEJACK Fred Dibnah would have felt right at home in the Welsh foundry where his statue is being crafted.

It has turned from clay to bronze as the project to immortalise Bolton’s famous son nears completion.

The statue was created in clay by sculptor Jane Robbins in her studio in Shropshire. Read the rest of this entry »

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Canalside tribute plan unveiled

Posted by Joe On March - 10 - 2006

A MULTI-million pound complex called the Fred Dibnah Experience could be built beside a stretch of Bolton’s disused canal.

Developers have put together a series of proposals which, if approved by planning chiefs, would take shape on land near Rock Hall, off Hall Lane, Little Lever.
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