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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:24 pm
by bluebirdsback
To the next step.
Well said Richie. Lets see if we can move forward without all of these pointless arguments and get our boat to the point of where she should be. This will only be achieved by the hard work of the team and support of the public. Let us do our bit and leave the politics to those who wish to ponder on them.

Ruskin Museum

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:30 pm
by conistoncollie
New statement posted on Ruskin Museum website

Re: Ruskin Museum

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:56 pm
by Renegadenemo
New statement posted on Ruskin Museum website
Saw it last week - and asked for details, specifically the current status of the LDNPA and whether they have removed their ridiculous caveats such as not being able to run at weekends or after 4.00pm and providing us with an actual course on which we can run. I asked about crowd control, closing roads, disabled access, emergency evacuation - just the bare basics we had to put in place in Bute but as yet I've not had a reply. As they say they're now 'ready' I have to assume these issues have been largely bottomed.

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:57 pm
by Malcolm Ops
An important part of the statement:

"...…. we look forward to confirming dates with Bill and the Bluebird project team so these trials and demonstration runs can commence".

So that there are many ways of reaching the BBP, I have invited the 'Event Manager' appointed by the working group to make contact with me.

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:04 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
The statement makes it very clear who owns K7- The Ruskin Museum trust. Thankfully that's now cleared up. Also very clear they expect it to remain at Coniston. Good to read some clarification from the other side.

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:13 pm
by Renegadenemo
What it actually says is...
In 2006 the Ruskin Museum was gifted the recovered Bluebird K7
The 'recovered Bluebird K7' is a very far cry from what exists now. Much to clear up before any donation agreements are signed.

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:23 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
Yes of course that is correct. That of course raises these questions; The Ruskin trust allows the wreck to be restored by a group of volunteers using money raised through sponsorship and donations? I am guessing there was never any suggestion of payment being required for the work done or was there? It would be stretching credibility to say the Ruskin museum would expect half the completed boat to be their property. I doubt the owner of any property that has been restored by volunteers expects to be told they only own half of it. Volunteers doing the work generally do so knowing its not their property.

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:32 pm
by Malcolm Ops
The Coniston Institute and Ruskin Museum, Report and Accounts, has always spelt out their 'ownership' since 2007.

I quote, "The Trust owns the wreck of the Bluebird".

What this thread should be looking forward to is the one off Proving Trial for Bluebird K7 as is defined in the Bye Laws for Coniston Water.

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:37 pm
by JfromJAGs
Ernie, may I ask why you think this is your business?

Joerg

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:50 pm
by Ernie Lazenby
Joerg let's not get personal. It's the business of anyone who has contributed towards the rebuild or the building of the Ruskin Museum extension.