Footage of steeplejack Fred Dibnah demolishing chimney with his bare hands goes viral

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On Twitter recently, a clip of steeplejack Fred Dibnah demolishing a massive chimney brick by brick went viral. Dibnah was a “working-class hero” who became a star in the 1970s thanks to a BBC documentary. These days the internet -especially social media and TikTok – is rife with videos of daredevils scaling seemingly insurmountable buildings and skyscrapers without a harness in sight. We’ve all seen the anxiety-inducing videos of fearless people jumping from pillar to post hundreds of feet in the air as they nonchalantly film their stunts with a GoPro. However, before all of that there was Fr…

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