Fred Dibnah Dies

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Steeplejack Fred Dibnah, 66, has lost his three-year fight against cancer only weeks after filming his final television series, the BBC said today.

Bolton-born Mr Dibnah turned down treatment to tour the UK on a traction engine as part of a 12-part BBC Two series.

Mr Dibnah cancelled all engagements in September after he was taken ill during filming Made In Britain.

He died today surrounded by friends and family at Bolton Hospice.
 
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A good down to earth chap. Talked about the things that he loved and made it interesting to viewers and explained in a way that one could understand. Another good one bits the dust.

RIP Fred. thanks for all your interesting programmes.
 
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My sort of bloke. Rest easy m8.
 
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Peely has got a good beer buddy there

RIP both.
 
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Sad news that yet another national treasure is no longer with us.

Let's hope the locals don't build anything too tall to remember him by: he'll be looking for his explosives plunger in his celestial suitcase.

A solid, proud and grass-roots northerner to the end. Rest in peace Fred.

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mljgmljg said:
Sad news that yet another national treasure is no longer with us.

Let's hope the locals don't build anything too tall to remember him by: he'll be looking for his explosives plunger in his celestial suitcase.

A solid, proud and grass-roots northerner to the end. Rest in peace Fred.

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The most technical piece of equipment fred used was a rubber bulb type hooter as he stood under the collapsing chimneys.......his expressions were classic......he would either knock a hole in the bottom of the chimney,stick a couple of railway sleepers in the hole...knock three-quarters of the remaining base of the chimney out.....chuck in some old car tyres...burn the sleepers away...then squeeze his horn as the chimney chased him along the site....or the other way to demolish a chimney.....in freds own words....knock it down a brick at once............(one brick at a time) from the top!
 
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His cloud is going to be one of the highest

RIP Fred
 
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well, there are going to be a few chimneys falling wherever he went. RIP
 
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