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by Renegadenemo
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

ITV Granada News has just reported on bluebirds return to Coniston in 2019. Showed Donalds accident and stated bluebird had since been restored by his son :roll: Now that did make me laugh because I call Gina 'Mum' and she often replies with 'Son' so has someone been listening in and taken it liter...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Thanks, Rich, but I reckon the Christmas Lights Committee have this. That said, if you look at the item above the light shortage in the same minutes it seems there's a horticultural issue. A planter at Little Moss Close needs some attention as there is a large fern growing in it. Was thinking we cou...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I think we touched a nerve with the parish council on twitter! Wasn't the plan - they did say their Christmas Light Committee couldn't afford lights. Yes, it's exasperating that it isn't done but, hey, for the sake of a quick trip to the shops and a few quid there's the lights. When my girls were b...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I do try to remain positive despite everything and this week I'm off to deliver a presentation to the Royal Aeronautical Society at R-R Controls and Data HQ in Birmingham. Then, in a couple of weeks, I'm presenting at a two day gas turbine users conference at Old Trafford, no less, whilst my first s...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

A quick question - seriously, am I missing something here? I obviously receive a lot of feedback from various sources and one thing keeps coming up - a sort of endemic twisty-facedness about us running on Coniston in the school holidays. It was embraced on Bute and so it should be. Both adults and k...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I feel for them, a mammoth task just raising the required funds, let alone corralling folk and training them up to know what to do and providing them with the correct equipment to do it. It's obvious to all that they have left themselves a very long way behind the game despite our efforts to school...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

As the actual dates have been published in Lancashire Life Magazine, can I add some realism and pressure to all my friends on the crew by starting a countdown day timer? 252 days to go! :o :o Hmmm. Caution, chaps. This is all a bit like NASA beginning a countdown while the Bureaucrats have the rock...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I trust all went well ? It was interesting. We're still a little way off sorting out running the boat and touring her into the future but I'm sure all concerned want to see that agreed with minimum shenanigans. Still talk of Coniston next year too but there's a vast amount of work to do over there ...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I asked them many moons ago. They were happy for us to strip and rebuild but wet their collective, museological knickers when we said the deal was that we started her and ran her under her own power. Would still love to do that job, though. But I'm not asking again. If they want it they can come ask...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25057

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

November 2002 Gina declared she wanted her dad's boat rebuilt, that she wanted K7 'engineeringly perfect'. Took quite an open mind to launch this odyssey on that basis and ever since then the ambition and thinking and dreaming has just got bigger and bigger for the whole team an our sponsors... Bute...