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Donald Campbell and his jet powered boat Bluebird are intrinsically linked with Coniston, his fatal crash whilst attempting to break the World water speed record on Coniston Water in 1967 made him a national hero. In the 50's and 60's Campbell broke eight world speed records and he remains the only person to set both land and water speed records in the same year (1964).

After the crash in 1967 Royal Navy divers made strenuous efforts to find and recover Campbell's body but, although the wreck of Bluebird K7 was found, they called off the search without locating his body.

The wreckage remained on the bottom of Coniston Water until 8th March 2001 when it was recovered by The Bluebird Project. Campbells body was found and recovered on 28th May the same year and he was laid to rest in Coniston cemetery on 12 September 2001 after a funeral service in Coniston village.

The diver who recovered Bluebird K7 was Bill Smith and since 2001 he and his team have been working to restore the craft to its original condition.

In May 2009 permission was granted by the Lake District National Park Authority for a restored Bluebird to have a one off "seaworthiness" trial on Coniston water with a limit to the top speed of 100mph. After this trial has taken place Bluebirds final resting place will be the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.

The trial is due to take place some time towards the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, watch this space for a confirmed date and remember Townson Grounds private Lake shore will have a great view of the proceedings - just like the first time.

For more information about Donald Campbell, Bluebird and the restoration process please see the links below:

Across the Lake - A Donald Campbell Tribute page

Ruskin Museum - The Donald Campbell/Bluebird Exhibition

Bluebird Project - Bluebird restoration project

Coniston Power Boat Records Week - Website about Coniston Power Boat Record Week

Gilgeous Diving Services - Story of the Bluebird recovery

 

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