Having recently just seen Marillion on their recent tour, i was totally left numb by the film footage that accompanied the song Out of This World. The images of Donald Campbell CBE crashing at 300 mph in K7 (The Bluebird) was aweinspiring and breathtaking and above all very saddening, together with the other footage of him testing bluebird the whole experience for me was very thought provoking.
You can, thanks to Gawain download an excellent video representation of the performance from The Forum on 19th November synced with the video footage that accompanied the performance from the night by right clicking the following link http://www.bsgn.co.uk/site/ootw.mov then selecting save target as.
But that's not why I'm posting this. The reason I'm posting this is for the Bluebird Project itself. Please visit http://www.bluebirdproject.com and check out their site. lots of information regarding the project and some excellent video footage detailing some of the restoration work. But above all read thye donate section.... It would appear that they have LOST their lottery funding and are now relying on donations to complete the restoration of one of the most important vessels to grace Coniston.
Even a pound will help.. The project are restoring the bluebird voluntarily, they don't get paid for doing it as such they need the money to buy the parts needed for the restoration.... Stuff the lottery this week... Give it to Bill Smith to enable the total restoration of K7, and therefore the memory of Donald Campbell CBE.
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