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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Fred Dibnah teapot

Lorna Bailey is planning two teapots -featuring Fred Dibnah the first shows him pushing a chimney over - with the spout as the chimney and the handle as a ladder and the second, with Fred on a steam engine." The company are also manufacturing the figures for general sale, with a slight variation in colour.
A percentage of the profits goes to the Fred Dibnah Memorial Fund Appeal.
Lorna's father, Lionel, a life-long fan of Fred's approached his widow Sheila with the idea for the collection.
Sheila Dibnah said: "Lorna worked off some photos of Fred and I'm really happy with the final result. We are handing £25 from the sale of each figure to the appeal and the first batch has already raised £2,500."
The Fred Dibnah Appeal is being run by the Bolton Civic Trust in conjunction with The Bolton News and aims to raise enough money to build a memorial to Fred in the town. So far the appeal has raised more than £33,000. For more information about the collection visit www.lorna-bailey.co.uk or telephone 01782 837341.

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