Remember - Dr Fred Dibnah - 1938 - 2004





121 Radcliffe Rd, Bolton, BL2 1NU

Tel: 01204 531303

We are in the process of setting up the IPS (industrial Provident Society) and issuing 1 million shares at £1 each. Those that can afford £250 or more shares will get special benefits and possibly tax relief on their investment.  Anybody that makes a donation will have their name on a recognition board that will be displayed at the Heritage centre. When we meet the target of £1million, out of the proceeds we will buy a steam roller or traction engine and give it to the Heritage Centre.  This will mean a significant increase to visitor numbers to the Centre! We have some fantastic idea's to improve the centre and make it even more successful thus making it a very worthwhile investment for shareholders. Also we will pay for a toilet block (approx cost £50k ), including disabled facilities and also to have the boiler fixed so we can steam up.  Then at last, Fred’s place will return to steam as promised.  The charitable trust we have set up will hopefully ultimately be running the Centre on behalf of the IPS, this way the Centre will be owned by Fred's fans which has always been the ultimate aim.


If you would like to register for shares please email us NOW as we are ready to start allocating the shares. When you email us we will give you instructions for payment. Remember we are making history here by preserving an important part of English Heritage that Fred spent 40 years putting together. Once the shares are all spoken for we do not envisage issuing more shares.  Having spoken to many of our past visitors the response has been very positive, so please register your interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. There will be special benefits for share owners details such as the chance of winning a discount on a week's stay at Fred's and many other benefits which are to be announced shortly. So Come on Folks lets make history.


So please to email us now at to reserve your shares, as once they are gone they are gone.

Special Christmas Tour of the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre on Sunday 28th December!


Every year we have requests to hold a Christmas tour so this year is no different.


There will be a hot cuppa and Mince pies half way through the tour in Fred's kitchen.


Book now as very limited spaces available. just £15 per person, kids half price and kids under ten go Free. Tour starts at 2pm.


Please contact us on either 01204 531303 or 0797 681 2596 or email us at to book.

house Fred Dibnah birthday bash 2012 April 28 (163)

To this end we are ready to finally announce our campaign to hand the Heritage Centre over to Fred's fans to ensure the future of the Heritage Centre. We are currently in the process of training our management team that will ensure the Centre is run as efficiently as it always has been.  


We do not want to sell the site as this could mean a property developer could close it down and redevelop it which would be a travesty and would result in the loss of a truly important piece of Boltons heritage.

So this is the plan.......