To give some idea of how much of a drawcard the Bluebird is, check this video out. This was filmed in Kaniva. A small town in Victoria's (Australia) west. The whole town turned out to see it roll through the main street with CN7, and the cavalcade. This is more than possible again, and could be a good way for Coniston to advertise itself, or sell items to raise funds for K7's upkeep. Towns would flock to see her, wherever she'd go.
I remember one of those, wanting to beat yourself unconscious with a housebrick, meetings of whatever committee was at the time talking about taking K7
back to Coniston.
The concern was that if we rocked up in the village with K7
the place would be gridlocked - saw that in Bute, it was amazing - so I proposed that we began in South Lakes and spent a whole day touring all the way back up one side then down the other to end in Coniston and as we progressed we could announce the time of our imminent arrival at the next village or whatever (would be even easier now with Twitterface-Instagroom as this was some years ago) and in each location we could shake a tin, sell a few DVDs, old Mrs Cannybody could hobble down the front path on her stick for a look, the kids could put down their toys and line the streets (because this would be in the school holidays, obviously) and no one would have to go very far for a look so nowhere would get gridlocked and we could roll into Coniston as the finale of our grand tour - problem solved.
"But we want it first," I was told... FFS!
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
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