Remembering Donald - January 2017

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Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by Pegasus » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:39 am

Followers of all things Bluebird and Campbell may be interested to know the Speed Record Club have organised a series of events, some public, some members and guests only, in and around Coniston to mark the 50th Anniversary of the fateful day. This will actually be the 26th year running that the Club has gathered to celebrate Campbell's achievements on the nearby lake.

4th January 2017
08.49 - A fly past for Donald over Coniston Water by an RAF fast jet, flying from south to north (subject to weather and operational commitments)
11.00 - SRC members will be joining with the K7 Club (named after the racing number of Donald’s boat) at the Coniston village memorial on Tilberthwaite Avenue and then at the graveside in the cemetery on Hawkshead Old Road, Coniston to lay wreaths.

5th January 2017
13.30 to 17.00 at the Coniston Institute, Yewdale Road, Coniston - a talk by Keith Hick about Donald. A film show of ‘How Long a Mile’ made by Donald Campbell and an “Audience With” Campbell family members. An admission charge will include tea/coffee. Advance tickets available from Coniston Newsagency, Yewdale Road, Coniston from early December or purchase on the door.

6th January 2017
Visit to Ullswater and the Glenridding Hotel, Glenridding. It was on Ullswater that the first 200 mph water speed record was set in the UK by Donald Campbell.
12.00 - Flowers laid at the memorial to Donald, a short walk from the hotel, by the lake shore.
13.30 - A talk by SRC UK 200mph Speed Record Club member Becci Ellis, the World’s fastest woman on 2 wheels (non streamliner) in the Glenridding Hotel conference suite. Admission is by advance purchase only and includes tea/coffee. Tickets are available from Coniston Newsagency, Yewdale Road, Coniston from early December.

4th to 8th January 2017
The ‘Across the Lake’ Display by the Speed Record Club in the Campbell Collection building of the Lakeland Motor Museum, Backbarrow. Normal admission charges apply. Club members and guests will be visiting on the 7th.

May be worthwhile to keep an eye on the SRC's Facebook page for updates and reports - http://www.facebook.com/speedrecordclub.

Best wishes for Christmas,
Phil
www.speedrecordclub.com

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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by no1traumanurse » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:08 am

Fairly good report on the BBC website, except about Mr Woppit.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-38496708

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Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by midlife » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:24 am

Shame the fly past didn't happen, the press were all over Ian Lazenby & his K7
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Wayne


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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by ace_chris » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:07 pm

...And Donald Campbell is currently trending at no.3 on Twitter! Bet DC would have a chuckle about that :lol:

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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by ace_chris » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:35 pm

And who says Campbell's not popular...? Certainly not Top Gear as he's featured in Jan's mag

http://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gea ... le-ford-gt

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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by captain sparkle » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:35 am

A couple more snapshots from Coniston.
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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by captain sparkle » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:25 pm

midlife wrote:Shame the fly past didn't happen,
Cheers
Wayne

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Forgot about the possibly unofficial/possibly coincidental '11.00 flypast'!
rechecked my pics & found this, the time was 11.02.
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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by midlife » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:39 pm

Ahh, thought I heard something around 11, perhaps they flew over the wrong lake earlier like with Cobb in 2002.
Cheers
Wayne


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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by malcolm uk » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:48 pm

Some of the most moving and poignant moments during the near week of a number of other events which had been organised by the Speed Record Club attending for the 26th time, were not captured by a press scrum or a melee of 'enthusiasts' in attendace only in the village at each decade.

A personal view which is made sincerely and nothing to do with my 'signature' below.
Malcolm Pittwood
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Re: Remembering Donald - January 2017

Post by midlife » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:20 pm

I must admit, rugby scrums have a time & a place.
I didn't see Gina as I kept a distance from the scrum at the monument & went to the Ruskin ahead of the crowds.
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Wayne


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