We visited inSeptember 2010 having prebooked and paid the sum of £12.00 each a couple of days before.The centre is actually quite small and if you have seen some of the t.v progs as quite a drop down to the river making it more amazing how Fred built his small empire there plus the steep gradient he had to overcome with his engine and roller.It is a very interesting place and it just looks as though Fred has just popped out, maybe to the pub, the only things that are missing are Fred the roller,the engine and land rover even some of his Fred style jumpers are hung up in the engine shed,a little mucky and burnt though.The guide and owner of the Heritage Centre Leon escorts you around and tells stories and tales about Fred whilst he is doing this plus more tales in the engine shed.The visit was made better due to Mrs Shelia Dibnah being there at the time,a lovely lady also with lots to say about Fred, she also showed us around the ground floor of the house,a good and memorable couple of hours.I believe the Heritage Centre is for sale as now (2013) for the sum of £1.25 million.When we left we paid our respects to Fred and visited his grave,not an elaborate grave but adorned with cans of guiness,spanners ,nuts and bolts and rivets. R.I.P. Fred we miss you.
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