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Fred Dibnah - A Tribute [Hardcover]

Keith Langston
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17 Sep 2009
Mid-Cheshire based heritage transportation specialist photographer and feature writer Keith Langston travelled extensively with Fred Dibnah during the filming of his last TV series, 'Made in Britain.' Following Fred's untimely death, Keith embarked upon the creation of a book, drawing not only on his experiences with the Bolton born steeplejack and TV presenter, but in addition talking to a representative cross section of those persons who numbered themselves amongst Fred's many friends. Fred became a high profile media personality and the fame which accompanied that status never affected him, or in any way changed his down to earth demeanour. He will be remembered not only for his many practical achievements, but also for encouraging thousands of others to care about our industrial heritage. The steam bug infected Fred at a very early age possibly following his illicit visits to his father's place of work, a bleach factory. Encouraged by one of his ex teachers Fred started what he described as 'a steeplejack business'. When he turned to presenting his own programmes his blunt, no nonsense style made a welcome change from the so called television professionals. His genius lay in being able to communicate with the audience in simple, direct, colloquial English.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wharncliffe Books (17 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845631153
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845631154
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 967,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A LEGEND NEVER FORGOTTEN 28 Oct 2009
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FRED DIBNAH A TRIBUTE BY KEITH LANGSTON
Fred Dibnah - A Tribute
A BRILLIANT UPDATE TO THE LATE GREAT FRED DIBNAH, AND A TIMELY REMINDER OF HIS BRILLIANCE CLOSE TO THE FIFTH ANNIVESARY OF HIS PASSING. HIS MEMORY WILL BE UPHELD WTH PUBLICATIONS LIKE THIS AND THE OPENING OF THE FRED DIBNAH HERITAGE CENTRE AT HIS FORMER HOME IN BOLTON.
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