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

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:50 pm
by Mike Bull
Someone came into our office this afternoon and after conducting his business, said, 'isn't this where they have that Bluebird?'. When told that he was right, he straight out said 'pointless putting it in a museum...'.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:27 am
by Renegadenemo
I keep my fingers crossed that a compromise will be found.
There's no doubt about that. It's just the latest instance of having to overcome the old inertia via apathy thing. The irritating thrush-like, 'can't be done' condition flaring up again. Too much work and effort to push to the next level but, hey, guess what, soon as you get there it's all amazing and the journey didn't seem so bad, don't ya know...

One day the museum will be stood alongside of us at the boat show or on a shore in Australia promoting their village, selling their merch' and shaking their collecting tin saying what a marvellous idea this all was.

We're a smoot too proactive, can-do and ambitious for the world in which we live, methinks, but no apology so keep up!

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:09 am
by longarmedgibbon
This museum row thing is like the 2 children pulling a teddy. *it mine !” ,”its mine” “ no its mine!”

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:08 am
by Mike Bull
More like, the group of people who fixed the old teddy and made it whole again, and the closest relative of the teddy's former owner, would like to see it still being carefully played with occasionally for the enlightenment of the many, but a very selfish few, faced with how difficult they see that option, just want to take the easy route and stuff the teddy away in a cupboard for themselves and sit on their behinds and collect the small dribble of increased entrance fees for all time without having to lift a finger.

End result? Dead teddy.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:22 am
by JfromJAGs
longarmedgibbon wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:09 am
This museum row thing is like the 2 children pulling a teddy. *it mine !” ,”its mine” “ no its mine!”
In the end all conflicts of the world, all wars ever held, can be broken down to that: 2 parties having different interests. To be "grown up" means to overcome this and to find a compromise. To me "its ours, but you can have it 80%, I only 20%" is more than a fair offer.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:07 am
by Renegadenemo
In fairness to all there actually isn't a row. We've put the teddy together again (I like that analogy) and want to access to our hard work but no one has drawn battle lines or dug trenches. We've not even sent our draft proposals over to the museum yet where, you never know, they might just say, yes, that's fine. Trouble is, there's a tiny minority who would, given the chance, home-port the boat in the museum and close the doors forever and for them to fly in the face of any sane person and the vast body of opposing public opinion they unfortunately are the type that need the megaphone.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:50 pm
by Bluebird-Hungary
I just saw this on Facebook and wondered if it's a wind-up. No official announcement from you, as far as I know, Bill. Also ... one of the headings is wonderful: ' Lock Fad Successful Sea Trials 2018 ' ...... Loch .. not 'Lock' ... and .. 'sea trials' !!!

Here's the site address: https://bluebirdconiston.com

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:06 pm
by Scots Pine
Bluebird-Hungary wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:50 pm
I just saw this on Facebook and wondered if it's a wind-up. No official announcement from you, as far as I know, Bill. Also ... one of the headings is wonderful: ' Lock Fad Successful Sea Trials 2018 ' ...... Loch .. not 'Lock' ... and .. 'sea trials' !!!

Here's the site address: https://bluebirdconiston.com
Also...

"Following these trials and decommissioning, Bluebird K7 will be ready to go into the purpose-built Bluebird Wing of the Ruskin Museum..."

Decommissioning? Ummm I think not!

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:40 pm
by Richie
I shouldn’t worry.....

Mind we have not been kept in the loop for a while now.

Mind, I noticed that the “Decomissioned” word appeared again.

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

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:56 pm
by Mike Bull
Indeed; that's a press statement, the Ruskin museum website statement, and now this new website that have all appeared without so much as a courtesy call in this direction. At the very time that they are supposed to be getting their act together to plan their world class event, not even bothering to communicate with the people that operate the boat doesn't exactly bode well, does it?