Men of Iron
Fred Dibnah was a steeplejack in Britain for much of his life. He would singlehandedly ascend and tear down 200’ industrial chimneys, literally brick-by-brick, after they’d finished their usefulness...and without any safety equipment.
Fred was an excellent communicator and made a number of television series celebrating the Victorian age of steam, engineering, and architecture. His enthusiasm was contagious, and he always had a twinkle in his eye when talking about his beloved machinery.
This episode, Men of Iron, is one of my favorites from his series, Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel, and Stone,.