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Fred Dibnah


Fred Dibnah in Ashton mid 1980s
Photo: Darren Critchley
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Fred Dibnah passing the old Ashton School on Old Road in Ashton. Taken around the mid 80s.

Comment by: TerryD on 20th January 2013 at 19:26

Jumped off his steam roller to buy some swan matches for his pipe in my wife's then shop the off licence on old road

Comment by: Darren Critchley on 20th January 2013 at 21:58

Is that right. Didn't know he smoked a pipe. I have heard he used to stop off at the Ram's Head at Stubshaw.

Comment by: steve on 21st January 2013 at 20:14

I remember Fred and his traction engine visiting Kirkless NCB workshops just before closure. It would probably have been about the same time. Im sure someone took some photos ? It was said that Fred had come to scrounge some tools,big spanners etc!

Comment by: Dave Lewis on 21st January 2013 at 21:04

i never knew fred smoked a pipe, i am a pipe smoker and know lots of actors and celebraties who smoke pipes, there ya go another one for the old book.

Comment by: TerryD on 22nd January 2013 at 20:34

If you look close think you can see pipe in his hand

Comment by: darrell on 23rd January 2013 at 21:09

no'no pipe,a smoker never a pipe

Comment by: Maurice on 24th January 2013 at 15:15

I've seen Fred a few times,and never seen him smoking a pipe,he smoked lots of cigs though.

Comment by: AP on 25th January 2013 at 06:11

He never mentions 'pipe', in the BBC episode where he talks about his giving up smoking!

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 17th February 2013 at 23:29

Matches are needed to light up the steam roller.

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