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Freda in October 1975 at Holly Farm.

Freda Gimbel was a character in Emmerdale Farm who first appeared in Episode 215 (2nd December 1974) and last appeared in Episode 270 (11th November 1975). She was the wife of tyrannical bible basher Jim Gimbel. Freda was a friend of Annie Sugden and eventually left Jim in 1977 to stay with her sister in Leeds. She took their two sons Martin and Davey Gimbel with them. Eldest daughter Kathy Gimbel initially stayed on in Beckindale and had just moved into Demdyke Row
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Freda Gimbel with husband Jim in May 1975.

with Joe Sugden. She soon joined Freda in Leeds. Freda was played by Mary Henry.



Freda was born in about 1925 in Beckindale. She met and married the tyrannical and strict Jim Gimbel in about 1950 and they had 3 children in the 1950s, Kathy Gimbel in 1952, Martin Gimbel in 1955 and Davey Gimbel in 1960.


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Freda Gimbel (left) in 1975 at Emmerdale Farm.


Siblings 1 sister

Spouse Jim Gimbel (c1950-1977)

Children Kathy Gimbel (1952), Martin Gimbel (1955), Davey Gimbel (1960)