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Bill Dodd – Wednesday 5th May 7:30pm – Fred Dibnah MBE BAFTA – Miner – Celebrity and (any excuse…) Traction Engines..
Frederick Travis Dibnah, MBE (29 April 1938 – 6 November 2004) was an English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering, who described himself as a "backstreet mechanic". When Dibnah was born, Britain relied heavily upon coal to fuel its industry. Who loved his Traction Engines ... He became a celebrity after his first BBC series...A Year with Fred. Bill will give a short precis on his life followed by a documentary about Traction Engines and…Find out more »