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by Engine 711
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Trying to take a broader view, of the whole current problem. Like any successful negotiation, there would need to be roughly equal 'wins' and 'losses' on both sides. Similar to buying a 2nd hand car - meeting somewhere in the middle. Gina would need to move toward the BBP, in some way - as would the...
by Engine 711
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

The question I get asked most days is how did Gina get from lapping up the adulation on Bute and the 'she's too young to sit in a crusty old museum' thing to the 4th January 2020 suicide speech. That's one hell of a turnaround. Would be interesting to hear that one answered truthfully. IMO, its obv...
by Engine 711
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

The door is very much open. It's not open to, weigh over 20 years of your lives and go home empty handed, but if the phone rings tomorrow to say, hey guys we'd like to display the boat some of the time, how do we get started? we'd be quite happy to work out a plan with them. We're perfectly accepti...
by Engine 711
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Good to read the positive stance above. I am glad that work will recommence on K7, to address the remaining issues. However.... I hope that the door will not be closed, on the RM - and that at some point, a dialogue may happen, which resolves the issues between the RM & the BBP, such that K7 can...
by Engine 711
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Renegadenemo wrote: Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:12 pm Can't be that - we swallowed gallons of that water... :lol:
Maybe its a long term thing... Born & bred there.... ;)
by Engine 711
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

That's what you'd think, isn't it, but it seems to run much deeper. Were it a simple case of a small number of individuals stopping the job while businesses suffered and local folk were embarrassed by it all the obvious thing to do would be for a delegation of those affected to walk it up to the tr...
by Engine 711
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

"Thats incredibly sad news for Coniston...." Indeed. For Coniston and its people - and others around or near the lake. This is all because of a small number of individuals associated with the Ruskin Museum. Perhaps they can explain to the people of Coniston why Bluebird K7 will not go int...
by Engine 711
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Jordangbr wrote: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:50 pm I’m hoping there is still chance that this can be resolved...

Trustees - please pick up the phone and give Bill a call.
Hear Hear. Please - Ruskin Museum - save everyone involved, on both sides, the costs of legal action. Please....!
by Engine 711
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84246

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Dare I ask.... yes.... :?

Is there any news on the legal negotiations, between the BBP and the Ruskin Museum, yet.....?
by Engine 711
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...
Replies: 6
Views: 3324

Re: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...

One day later, on 5th January 1967, pictures of the Bluebird jet boat, K7, were all over all the morning newspapers..... Here are the front pages of the Express and the Mirror, from 5th Jan'67 - Donald-Campbell-Bluebird-Crash-Daily-Express-Newspaper-Jan copy.jpg Daily-Mirror-newspaper-5-January-196...