Then why did you publish the statement that I linked above, which is still there for all to see, on your website?
to ensure the successful completion of this project and the return of Donald Campbell’s iconic boat to her spiritual home in Coniston, Cumbria, England.
I keep hearing this, Coniston - spiritual home thing and I'm sorry, I just don't buy it.
Back in the day we had romantic notions of a joint effort but, with regret, we have to say that Coniston has failed completely to engage with the project over the past 10 years or so and as one commentator said on Bute - 'you should invite them up here to see what they could have won'. That pretty much sums it up. And it's an awful lot easier to say, put it in the museum, than it is to say, put it in the museum with an ongoing maintenance, conservation and anti-det contract in place, but that's what it should have read.
Bill please just put a stop to all this by answering the question fundamental to this and other threads. Surely you of all people must know;
Surely no one imagines I have, or indeed there even exists, a definitive answer to that one? Too many variables.
As we've said for the longest time, when Coniston and the museum and the LDNPA sort themselves out we'll be there with bells on but until they do we'll just keep on delivering a project with the greatest public benefit.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
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