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Fred Dibnah – Steeplejack

LOVABLE OLD-ENGLISHERY with Bolton’s late lamented Dibbers interviewed “on the job”, i.e. sat on top of a chimney, farting around with traction engines, knocking down and old stack with traditional “burning props” method, etc. Geoff Boycottian banter mixed with falling masonry was cult success and led to, among others, A Year With Fred, more of the same but with shift towards “private life” (marital troubles).

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  1. Lee James Turnock

    June 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Not very well liked by Victor Lewis-Smith, who described him as a Northern English Uncle Tom hamming it up for soft Southerners.

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