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Fred Dibnah's Industrial Collection DVD Set/3
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English steeplejack and cult British television figure, Fred Dibnah was renowned for his love of engineering history. This collection compiles a selection of his programmes, exploring the industrial revolution and its heritage. Mills and factories; mines and quarries; iron foundries and steel works. Fred had a passion for Britain's industrial past and he never tired of reminding us of the industrial genius that made Britain the "workshop of the world". Here he tells us the stories of Britain's biggest industries as he takes us on a tour of his favorite industrial heritage sites and we enjoy a private tour of Fred's own backyard, complete with workshop, steam roller and fully-functioning replica coal mine. Fred's boyish enthusiasm and captivating storytelling bring a bygone era vividly and humorously to life. A treat for all ages! Program 1: THE INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE Fred was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1938 and as a boy he fell in love with the decaying industrial landscape around him. It was a love that was to stay with him for the rest of his life. Fred paints a vivid picture of the Lancashire he grew up in before embarking on a journey around the industrial Britain of yesterday. Program 2: RICHES BENEATH THE EARTH When Fred was a lad coal was king and Britain still had a flourishing mining industry. Mining and all the engineering that was involved always fascinated Fred & not just coal, but lead, tin, iron ore and all the riches from beneath the earth that provided the raw materials for our industrial society. Filmed on location at Big Pit National Mining Museum, Geevor Tin Mine, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, National Coal Mining Museum, North of England Lead Mining Museum, Scottish Mining Museum, Welsh Slate Museum and Wet Earth Colliery, Fred gives us his own unique and highly personal history of mining in Britain. Program 3: IRON AND STEEL From Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, often described as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, to a modern forge in Sheffield, Fred takes us around the country to tell us about the history of iron and steel making and to have a look at some of the processes. Share Fred's excitement and watch the sparks fly with him as he takes us on remarkable journey into the heart of Industrial Britain. Approximate running time: 360 minutes with Dolby Audio

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