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  • Published: 15 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407081748
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain


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Fred Dibnah's extraordinary journey round Britain on a traction engine, in search of the engineering and mechanical skills of the past...

Fred Dibnah’s traction engine was a time capsule of Britain’s industrial past. Every part of it had been invented and manufactured in the United Kingdom. It took Fred twenty-seven years to restore the engine and, after he felled his last chimney, he retired from steeplejacking and took to the road, travelling the length and breadth of Britain to search out the remarkable achievements of the craftsmen, engineers, inventors and industrial workers whose endeavour made engines like his possible. This is a record of that journey, made all the more remarkable by Fred’s heroic efforts to complete it while suffering from terminal cancer.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407081748
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

David Hall

David Hall started and built his own business from nothing to over a hundred employees working from fourteen centres across the UK. David has published two previous titles for entrepreneurs: In the Company of Heroes and The Hallmarks for a Successful Business, and both wrote and presented the BBC TV series Winning, which won a Royal Television Society Award. He was also awarded the Ernst & Young Northern Region Entrepreneur of the Year award as a Supporter of Entrepreneurship. He is a Fellow of Durham University and a Visiting Fellow of the University of York. He was recently appointed Entrepreneur in Residence at the Barclays Centre for Entrepreneurship at Durham Business School.

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Praise for Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain

“A wonderfully moving story about a remarkable man”

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