Oooh - properly put the cat amongst the pigeons this time, I did.
The only broken promise is that of Coniston to organise a homecoming event befitting all our hard work and celebrating the rebirth of K7
. We're still waiting.
Ownership - as I said to Gina, you don't own such an object, you can merely be its custodian while you're able, like a house or classic car. Bluebird
is a national treasure and I would argue that she's best managed by those who can give the most back to the nation.
We have told the museum for many years that K7
will only be displayed there once terms are agreed for getting her back out when necessary so the ball is in their court.
So, for the record, you are confirming on behalf of BBP that K7 will be handed over to the Ruskin museum in due course?
No ifs, no buts, not conditions or strings attached?
See above - she will be displayed there should the museum get its act together but there will be many strings attached. That machine will not be wheeled in, the doors locked behind her and that's that. Hands up anyone who wants to see that happen.
Times change, opinions change and what is in the best interests change and when Gina said the boat was too young to be locked away in a crusty old museum, that she should go on tour and that everyone should see her, she was absolutely right and you'll look a long way to find anyone who thinks otherwise.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.
I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.