History of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird explained in Bolton-by-Bowland

FANS - Guest speaker at the meeting of Friends And Neighbours, Bolton-by-Bowland, was Mr David Howard who gave an account of his connection with Donald Campbell’s Bluebird.

He told members he was reluctantly taken to see Bluebird on Coniston water by his father aged 10 where he learned Donald Campbell had built this craft at a cost of £25,000. David watched in awe as it sped across the water at 202 miles an hour. He explained the design and speed Bludbird achieved and followed Donald Campbell’s world records until his death in 1967 aged 45. Bluebird is now being restored and hopefully will be returned on to Coniston water in April 2012. Thanks were expressed by Mrs Liz Moorhouse,

The next meeting is on Wednesday, April 6th, when Moira Smith will talk on “A Year On The Bolton Abbey Estate”. Hostesses are Janet Hargreaves and Dorothy Bacon.