Fred Dibnah – rest in peace

Very few, who will read this post, will know who Fred is or rather was.

He was a simple Yorkshireman, who was a steeplejack.

I was watching GB News on You Tube and I saw out of the corner of my eye, a video that recounted Fred’s career and death. I had to watch it, even if it would cause me pain.

Apart from being a steeplejack, his only love was steam engines; you know, the big roller things that are part of history now.

I grew up with watching Fred on the BBC talking about repairing and bring down chimneys but mainly about his passion for steam.

Even though the BBC aired his programmes for years, they could not be bothered to record his very sad loss, as he was considered a hasbeen but he was nothing of the sort. He was a true engineer and because of political will and the desire for profit, we have lost in the UK all of our engineering skill. For fuck’s sake, we started the industrial revolution.

What has happened to us?

I didn’t even know that Fred had died; it was never on the news. All I can say is rest in peace Fred and keep smiling as you always did. Continue to build engines wherever you are


Everyone, whom has been part of my life, has gone into obscurity or has died. There is nothing really left for me, only Verity

Published by David Hender (copyright owner- all rights reserved)

If you want to know me, you first need to understand where I have been and where I am going

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