Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !
Both of us here at Manbench have great respect for many of the Industrial Heritage broadcasters on Television; Guy Martin, Mark Williams and Adam Hart-Davis to name but a few. I, in particular am very fond of the late, great Fred Dibnah MBE, so I was quite pleased to see a photo of a Fred Dibnah scarecrow my mum had sent me while on a scarecrow trail around the villages in our area.
The scarecrow trail was one of several put up in the local villages to raise money for the Harvey Hext Appeal.