Fred Dibnahs Favourites Collection DVD


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Fred brought great passion and excitement to everything that caught his eye when it came to the making of things.  Iron and steel, wood and fire, the power of harnessed elements, the brilliant genius of the creative mind.  He had an enormous love and respect for crafted things from the widest bridge to the smallest nut and bolt.

Fred conveys that passion in these three superb collections, in which he travels, explores and expounds on some of his favourite things.


Fred’s backyard was his pride and joy, his playground and a place where he breathed life back into rusty old machinery and steam engines. This unique collection features footage shot with Fred in his extraordinary backyard over seven years of filming for the BBC.

  • BACK STREET MECHANIC – In which we visit Fred Dibnah’s backyward complete with probably the finest working example of a steam powered engineering workshop in the country.
  • FRED’S ENGINES - Here for the first time we hear from Fred the full story of his restoration of his steam roller Betsy and his Aveling and Porter convertible tractor.
  • FRED’S COAL MINE - In the last years of his life, Fred built a fully working replica mine complete with a 100 foot mineshaft and fully working pit head gear!


Fred brings history vividly to life in his own inimitable hands-on style and explains how the builders and engineers of the past created great castles, houses and churches, and developed a ship-building industry that was the envy of the world.

  • CASTLE BUILDERS - From Roman and Iron Age fortifications to a medieval castle that became a WWII command centre, Fred looks at the great castle builders.
  • MASTER BUILDERS - Fred visits Bath, Winchester, York, a medieval tithe barn and more to see the work of builders, thatchers, roofers, carpenters and stonemasons.
  • SHIP BUILDERS - Fred goes on board some of his favourite ships including SS Great Britain, HMS Warrior, the Royal Yacht Britannia and much more.


Mills and factories; mines and quarries; iron foundries and steel works.  Fred was proud of the industrial genius that made Britain the ‘workshop of the world’.  Here he tells stories of Britain’s major industries on a tour of favourite industrial heritage sites.

  • THE INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE – Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Fred fell in love with the industrial landscape, and here takes us on a tour of industrial Britain.
  • RICHES BENEATH THE EARTH – Coal, lead, tin, iron ore, Fred tours slate caverns, collieries and mining museums for a personal history of British mining.
  • IRON AND STEEL – From Ironbridge Gorge, cradle of the Industrial Revolution, to Sheffield and beyond, this is Fred’s own history of iron and steel making.

Product Details

  • Fred Dibnah
  • 2
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 9
Main Language:
  • English
  • E

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