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Re: New Members

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:51 pm
by Renegadenemo
A trip to the lakes on launch day would be an excellent idea. There's Hawkeshead clothing store, great products at very reasonable prices. Then you can take the ferry over Windermere to Bowness where Lakeland Plastics have a bewildering range of kitchen gadgets. Pop into Ambleside where you'll find some more exclusive shopping opportunities then tootle back to Coniston for a hearty meal and a few pints of Bluebird Bitter around a genuine log fire. My missus loves it...

Re: New Members

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:43 pm
by tas
Saw a surprise article in London Metro today featuring Gina Campbell getting busy with K7s frame.

In the paper there was a good pic showing a model of K7 with Mr Whoppit but in the link below they dont seem to have it. ... _a_source=

Re: New Members

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:53 am
by Drewski
hi, hello, bonjour !

i've just watched the excellent footage taken from the Marillion gig ( posted above )of the screens showing Bluebird and Donald which perfectly match the song 'out of this world. Never before have i been so moved by actual footage of Bluebird whilst the song carries the message of what actually happened that day.

This should be a fantastic forum to find out more about Bluebird and Bill and his team...

well done one and all for all your hard work and efforts .... it really is appreciated !


Re: New Members

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:12 am
by Mike Bull
Welcome to all the new members who have joined in the last week or so, while I've been away watching rivets being sworn at etc!

A webcam in the workshop? Have you SEEN what the team look like?! :lol:

Re: New Members

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:13 am
by sheppane
Morning all...

A great idea to have a forum to keep up with all the latest gossip and news.
Gina's rivet got coverage in Metro in London, so more than 750,000 people would have had the opportunity to read the news... Even some of my work mates spotted it... and all at 7 am in the morning, when most sensible people, who don't work in 30 floor office blocks are still asleep...


Re: New Members

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:05 pm
by mrgreedy
Hi folks,

I found this website after someone posted on It's great to see the rebuild coming along so well. I've had an interest in Bluebird since I watched an 80s TV film with Anthony Hopkins about Donald Campbell. I was quite young at the time and it certainly left an impression on me.

You guys are doing a fantastic job in the rebuild. I'll be sure to keep a date clear in my diary for the big day :)

Re: New Members

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:46 pm
by Mike Bull
Hi there, and welcome!

I think 'Across The Lake' was the catalyst for a lot of us of a certain age to get interested in Campbell and Bluebird- it certainly was for me. I swear to this day that the replica K7 was featured on 'Blue Peter' at the time as well, but no one else ever seems to remember that! :?

Re: New Members

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:15 pm
by Drewski
something tame i'm afraid - How do you get a picture next to your profile when you post on the site ?

once i get this resolved, i'll start on more serious stuff like; Spiders - why so many legs ?


Re: New Members

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:27 pm
by Mike Bull
Click on 'user control panel' at the top here, then 'profile', then you'll see an option to 'edit avatar'.

Re: New Members

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:10 pm
by alan-g
Have been following the rebuild with great interest for several years.
I am amazed at the patience shown when dealing with 'Officialdom', something I am not renowned for, and astonished at the skill and adaptability of the rebuild team.
I was 26 when the accident happened and can remember the shock at seeing the instant destruction of a man and his machine. I am delighted to see K7 being restored to her former glory. Thanks to Bill and all the team.(Not forgetting all those businesses that have helped).