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1979: Steeplejack FRED DIBNAH takes down a MASSIVE chimney BRICK by BRICK | BBC Archive

Profile of the one and only Lancashire steeplejack Fred Dibnah. Fred demolishes unwanted chimneys the old fashioned way - brick by brick, starting at the top - or by taking bricks from the bottom and lighting a fire underneath. His scant regard for health and safety made him something of an anachronism even in the 1970s, while his infectious personality turned him into a beloved television institution. This is his first ever TV appearance.

Needless to say, don't try this at home or - more pertinently - on any large chimneys.

This clip is from Fred Dibnah: Steeplejack. Originally broadcast 6 September, 1979.

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