Fred Dibnah with old technology

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Post by BigBarney » Fri. Apr. 30, 2021 1:49 pm

This man has done what many of us would not take on.

He climbed a 300' tower at 50 yrs old after putting up all the ladders.

There are over 100 videos of his adventures in steeple jacking,steam engines,

his vacation on his steam roller with the family,digging a mining shaft at his

house, felling old chimneys without dynamite all by hand, and too many more

to list.

There are many more and I'm hooked on seeing them all.

Even his funeral with his body being carried on "Alison" his beloved

steam roller.


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Post by theo » Fri. Apr. 30, 2021 4:38 pm

Very Interesting Big Barney! Thanks for posting :yes:

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Post by warminmn » Fri. Apr. 30, 2021 6:26 pm

Sounds like an interesting person with unusual talents. I just read his wiki page and will skip thru some videos of him. Thanks Barney.

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Post by freetown fred » Fri. Apr. 30, 2021 6:51 pm

Thanx B--he is/was a busy man!! :)
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Post by StokerDon » Sat. May. 01, 2021 9:56 am

I've been watching the BBC, Fred Dibnah shows on Youtube for many years. I originally started watching them so I could learn more about steam engines. Then I was completely fascinated by how Fred worked up on top of a 300 foot tall chimney. Amazing stuff!

If I remember correctly, the BBC started this in 1982. Sadly, Fred passed away in 2003 but just before that he did a great series of shows driving his steam traction engine to all the old industrial centers of England.


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