MintSprint wrote: ↑Mon May 06, 2019 4:12 pm
In the interests of democratic balance, those who believe that Bluebird should be handed to her legal owners, and return to Coniston where the public can see her on a daily basis, may be interested in this petition:
That is a point of conjecture. The boat was willed by DMC to Leo Villa in the event of his demise, so that Villa could continue DMC's work. The fact that the Campbell Family Trust gifted it to the Ruskin when it was willed to Villa, and should rightfully be owned by Leo Villa's Estate, casts quite a lot of doubt on the Ruskin's ownership, and the legality of the deed of gift from the CFT.
Thanks for your offer, but no thanks. I do not believe that Coniston is K7
's "spiritual home" either, as it was the scene of her greatest tragedy. I prefer to think that her "spiritual home" is were K7
and DMC's greatest triumph was. I also don't want to see a living piece of history shoved in a museum, dead. Given the fact that Bill and the BBP as a collective have lived and breathed K7
for the past 17 years of their lives, do you not think it is understandable that they want to keep her running for three months of the year?
Also, if you'd like your petition to be taken seriously (other than by a few Consiston locals), you might see fit to delete the petulant personal attacks against Bill from your petition. Getting personal is extremely unprofessional, and is only used as a tactic when there isn't a valid argument to be made. By contrast Robert's petition (which I, and many others from around the world have signed), is pretty simple in it's aim: we only want the museum to allow the BBP access to K7
, so that she is taken out to run, and kept in tip-top condition. It is appealing to the Ruskin for common sense, and for fairness. It isn't attacking them, as the spiel in your petition does Bill.
Fair is fair. The BBP have done all the work so far, and that includes sourcing donations of materials and money to bring K7
back from the dead. It hasn't cost the Ruskin a penny, nor any of their time. Surely allowing the BBP the three months of summer every year for maintenance, and allow her the chance to fly isn't too much to ask? Surely the BBP deserve that courtesy at the very least for all the hard graft they have put in.