Fred’s date in town

nrhn 221211 Staff picture'Mr Dibnah: Much loved TV steeplejack Fred Dibnah admires a model steam engine, but when and where did this take place?
nrhn 221211 Staff picture'Mr Dibnah: Much loved TV steeplejack Fred Dibnah admires a model steam engine, but when and where did this take place?

SOME of you may recognise this famous face from one of our archive shots.

Hovering over the model steam engine is none other than the Boltonian steeplejack Fred Dibnah.

TV’s Fred, who sadly passed away in 2004 was no doubt viewing this impressive selection of engineering artefacts because of his passion for steam engines.

But we would like to know what the Lancastrian was doing in the area.

It seems likely the shot was taken in the 1990s, as Fred looks slightly older here.

Maybe you were the man standing with Mr Dibnah? If so, get in touch using the above details.