Where can Bluebird be seen

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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Richie » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:52 pm

I fear unless the Coniston homecoming team can submit their safety and event planning document to the LDNPA before the beginning of December, the gig wont happen, given that the consultation period quoted yesterday was around four months.


In the interim I envisage we will have our deployment model and safety document sorted toot sweet.


The monthly meeting for the Coniston side of things should probably be taking place weekly in my humble opinion, with a bi weekly update to us so we know what's what etc If they are to even remotely give themselves a chance at succeeding in the venture. Nothing that was said last night by Mr Tatlock in my opinion was unreasonable, The LDNPA made it clear of what the governing body responsible for the area would require (granted yes its a long long list) but I can sympathise with their position after it was explained why it was the way it was.


What was clear from the get go, from the LDNPA, is that the bulk of the running model for any such event could have been done a long time ago. Its frustrating as I personally want the event to go ahead next year so we can close the circle before we look at the future running life and venue's of the boat as per Gina's wishes.

So on that note readers, if you also want to see this happen, you could perhaps offer your services (what ever they are) to the CPC and the homecoming team...... there is a massive list to satisfy and it needs to be satisfied very quickly indeed if this is to work.

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keep calm and get it done !



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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by wbjohn » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:55 pm

newsgirluk wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Yes Scots Pine, I saw that too. Seems like there was something in place after all, £580,000 worth. Either that or they have thrown it all together in the last few weeks.
500k of that was a grant from Cumbria Vision using money left over from the foot and mouth crisis to put up a building but as of today there is still nothing in place to host any sort of a homecoming event. Maybe that is about to change.
I rather think the total cost of building the extension was a tad more than quoted.....to be confirmed. How do you know there's nothing in place to host a homecoming event? When did you last speak to CPC or the Business Forum or the people of Coniston? I believe we are within spitting distance of agreeing on a date? Not my personal choice but there we go. When we have a date we can confirm and book everyone from the pizza boys to the bunting supplier to the florist to the police, parking etc etc etc......I think we will surprise you......Coniston can throw a party!
re. quote above “when we have a date we can confirm and book everyone, Coniston can throw a party,” usually i would say jog on then, but maybe a sprint would benefit in this instance.

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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:05 am

Take a step back and this is all rather entertaining.

The Hooray Hoopla Coming Home Committee sent their liar in chief to say all was in hand but it didn't ring true so we went and asked all the right questions, albeit having gatecrashed the burrow, only to find our suspicions confirmed. So now we have BBP proven that we can deliver, Murley Moss, having been slated in public and seeing a fast ball coming their way have done the no-brainer stuff by sorting out dates when the weather has a chance to be nice, the kids can come for a look and our curfew is nor 9.00 instead of 4.00 so they are in the clear too thus pitching the whole thing back at the Hooray Hoopla Coming Home Committee who seem to have in turn dropped the whole sorry mess onto a raw recruit from whose bones they haven't yet sucked all the marrow.
BBP is happy to assume ownership of any risk on the course, which consists of a narrow strip of water a couple of miles long, so we'll be surveying that next week and delivering our safety plan ASAP and after that we'll put our feet up and see what happens. Cutoff date 31st Dec after which we run with plan B.
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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Jett » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:09 am

Given that Bluebird was recovered 17 and a half years ago, the world and its wife has been asking when Bluebird would be ready to return to Coniston for at least the past 10 years. That question has become more and more intense over the past 5 years. The answer that came back each time was: "It'll be ready when it's ready." Not exactly co-operative.

You can't plan any event, whether it includes trial runs on Coniston Water or simply entails the execution of the Deed of Gift signed by Gina Campbell and the return of the boat to the museum, until you know that Bluebird is ready. Bluebird was effectively shown to be ready to return to Coniston less than 2 months ago. Given the refusal to open up co-operative lines of communication over the course of the past 10 years- as opposed to sneering salvoes from an internet forum- that is effectively how long Coniston has had to prepare.

Coniston and the myriad of followers of this protracted saga have shown incredible patience over the past decade. Everyone wants to see Bluebird complete DMC's last run, but if it all becomes too much and dummies get spat once too often it won't take a 6 month application process to the LDNPA to allow Bluebird to go into the Ruskin Museum, as per the contractual obligation set by the Campbell Family Trust.

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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Richie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:16 am

According to the LDNPA it will to get it back on the water there.


It may take more than 6 months for the Ruskin to provide Bill with the signed paperwork he has been asking for though.

besides even if Coniston goes ahead in 2019 (and I hope it does)

*** THE BOAT WILL BE COMING HOME TO NORTH SHIELDS IMMEDIATELY AFTER IRRESPECTIVE ***

just made that bold so it cannot be missed......
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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:58 am

Bluebird was effectively shown to be ready to return to Coniston less than 2 months ago. Given the refusal to open up co-operative lines of communication over the course of the past 10 years- as opposed to sneering salvoes from an internet forum- that is effectively how long Coniston has had to prepare.
Wrong - totally wrong. Even if they had only woken up when we announced our intention to go to Bute that would have given them more than a year already because I told them privately last summer before anything was announced publicly. Most of the required paperwork is of a type that could have been done years ago then left in a drawer indefinitely pending minor tweaks come the time. We have made strenuous efforts to establish effective comm's and our head of op's, Malcolm spent many years trying to motivate and guide them in person having travelled to their meetings before finally resigning in exasperation and even if the two months stated had been put to any worthwhile use the world would be two months closer but as of Weds absolutely nothing was in place or being actioned. And apart from all of this, it's a dismal failure of those with a supposed vested interest not to stay across what was going on and be fully up to speed with what stage we were at with the build. Even the pic of the day explained that to anyone who cared to look. Then there's the telephone, email, hop in the car and come for a look, etc.

Nope, sorry, attempting to fabricate a believable excuse for the shambles Coniston finds itself in over this would be a bigger job than building the boat itself.
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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Richie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:59 am

Either way, we will have submitted our deployment model, we can only hope the homecoming committee can do the same before the deadline.

Fingers crossed....

get her run, bring her home to NS for anti det work and drying, then she can go on display until the next running venue is organised.
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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 pm

then she can go on display until the next running venue is organised.
...once term are agreed and contracts drawn up and signed, of course.
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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Richie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:55 pm

That goes back to my comment regarding you chasing the Ruskin for the signed paperwork
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Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:02 pm

That goes back to my comment regarding you chasing the Ruskin for the signed paperwork
Signed! They've not even begun to discuss what needs to be written down let alone sign anything!
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