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Got some spare cash? Fred Dibnah's house is up for sal agaian..

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Post  HAC on Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:03 am

Figured to sell in the 250,00-300,000 range...
Hmm, if I sold my place, I could get about 170,000, might have to borrow a bit...

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Post  Dandeliondream on Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:36 am

This house?

If so I want it, Very Happy anyone got some cash?
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Post  JingleJoe on Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:58 pm

Anyone know exactly where it is?
I've been pondering purchasing my own personal place Smile

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Post  HAC on Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:27 pm

It's in Bolton.. I think I have the address somewheres. One of the issues for a potential buyer is that the house is listed (Grade II) with English heritage, and that does put a few restrictions on what one can do with it...

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(I have some pics of the interior, I'll scan them and post later)
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Post  JingleJoe on Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:02 pm

HAC wrote:It's in Bolton.. I think I have the address somewheres. One of the issues for a potential buyer is that the house is listed (Grade II) with English heritage, and that does put a few restrictions on what one can do with it...

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(I have some pics of the interior, I'll scan them and post later)

Yay pictures of the interior! tongue

*searched "Fred Dibnah's house" on google maps* Bolton isn't to far from me Surprised I wouldn't want to do anything with it it's beautiful how it is!

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Post  HAC on Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:13 pm

JingleJoe wrote:
HAC wrote:It's in Bolton.. I think I have the address somewheres. One of the issues for a potential buyer is that the house is listed (Grade II) with English heritage, and that does put a few restrictions on what one can do with it...

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(I have some pics of the interior, I'll scan them and post later)

Yay pictures of the interior! tongue

*searched "Fred Dibnah's house" on google maps* Bolton isn't to far from me Surprised I wouldn't want to do anything with it it's beautiful how it is!

In Google Earth:
LAT - 5334'35.37"N
Long - 224'48.43"W

As far as being close, Bolton's just over 20 miles south of my ancestral hometown of Clitheroe.

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Post  Dandeliondream on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:31 pm

It is only 5,288 miles from me not too far right?
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Post  Khai on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:37 pm

it's not so much the cost of the house.. it's the shipping and handling thats a killer...

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Post  HAC on Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:50 pm

Khai wrote:it's not so much the cost of the house.. it's the shipping and handling thats a killer...
Not to mention Customs Fees, Excise Taxes, and Duties...

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Post  von Corax on Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:44 am

HAC wrote:
Khai wrote:it's not so much the cost of the house.. it's the shipping and handling thats a killer...
Not to mention Customs Fees, Excise Taxes, and Duties...

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Something that size, you just know there's gonna be a fuel surcharge...

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Re: Got some spare cash? Fred Dibnah's house is up for sal agaian..

Post  Dr Quack on Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:01 am

Yeah! Right!

Like us Lancastrians would let you take it away!

We don't mind you having unimportant stuff like London Bridge.

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Post  Dusza Beben on Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:08 am

Dandeliondream wrote:This house?

If so I want it, Very Happy anyone got some cash?

Hmmm, not much of a front garden...

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Post  Dr Quack on Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:27 am

My dear DB,

I hope you know how funny that last remark is.

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p.s. here's why.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=u4M9Tm9wVAg&feature=related

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Post  Dusza Beben on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:34 am

Dr Quack wrote:My dear DB,

I hope you know how funny that last remark is.

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p.s. here's why.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=u4M9Tm9wVAg&feature=related

I do NOW! Shocked

I have a new hero.

But what's become of his wife and kids?

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Post  HAC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:50 am

There was a nasty row over inheritance betweeen Fred's first wivesm, and Sheila, his widow. Fred leaf an estate well in excess of 1 million pounds.
One of his sons is still active in the steam traction hobby, and Sheila was the main driver in the campaign (sucessfull, I might add) to gte a statue of Fred erected in Bolton.. The statue has its detractors, who feel it looks "n'owt like oor Fred"..

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As Promised - Dibnah house pics

Post  HAC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:00 am

Here you go. Sorry for the poor quality, these from magazine pics and scans of estate brouchures..

The boiler house out back:




Fred's Sheds..





Engine Shed and Engine Yard.









Fred's Pithead:





Inside Fred's House:











Gable end of Fred's Hosue showing one of the many Victoroan Industry plaques he collected:



That's all I have... "did yer like that?"

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Post  HAC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:13 am

Dr Quack wrote:Yeah! Right!

Like us Lancastrians would let you take it away!

We don't mind you having unimportant stuff like London Bridge.

Dr. Q.

Aye, even we expat Lancashiremen would kick up a row over that.. As me gaffer would have said "ye be askin' for some clog toe pie, then lad?"

I must admit, it was watching dear old Fred's videos that brought back memories, just listening to him talk took ne straight back to grandad again, (may the both rest in piece and not be lacking pints in heaven).
Heck, it was Fred that got me wearing the good old Northern falt cap again, albeit, you can;t get good ones over here in the colonies.. I must get over to the home county one day and buy a few, in a local store, that Fred MIGH have used..
(or failing that find a purveyor online of the genuine artcle...)

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Post  von Corax on Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:01 am

HAC wrote:...Sheila was the main driver in the campaign (sucessfull, I might add) to gte a statue of Fred erected in Bolton.. The statue has its detractors, who feel it looks "n'owt like oor Fred"...

One of the most important prerequisites for sainthoods, statues and suchlike is you gotta be dead, which means you don't get much say in the matter...

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