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Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:20 am
by midlife
I hope so Bill, best of luck to you all!!
It would be a tragedy for all future generations to have her locked away gradually oxidising into dust...
Cheers
Wayne


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Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:13 am
by Techteam
Have you thought about asking Ted to get involved and have a word. He's actually a very good communicator.

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:19 am
by Richie
Afraid it’s out of our hands, ball is in their court to make the right or wrong decision.

Blustering about it on here won’t help anyone..... I’d recommend putting it to bed until they play their hand, at that point we can move forward with our intentions.

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
by Renegadenemo
Seems a slightly back to front way of doing things. We'd have almost certainly finished and tested the boat this summer and then she'd be ready to display, which would have freed up some time to lend a hand with the proving trial arrangements and all that's needed is to sign off on what was agreed years ago. No matter, we can shine up the Derwent, finish Jetstar and get our little RIB good to go in the meantime.

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:10 pm
by bluebirdsback
I see the Windermere boat museum have no problem getting their steam boat on to the water. Looks like a nice craft from what I saw on the telly tonight.

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:35 pm
by rich1608
Renegadenemo wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
we can shine up the Derwent
Off topic I know but will the Derwent be run up or is it for static display only? It would be awesome to see and hear it roar into life! :)

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:37 pm
by Renegadenemo
It's been sectioned for display. It will never run again, sadly.

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:48 pm
by bluebirdsback
I knew the tram was HLF funded but not the boat. Just wonder if they had been turned down like we were if those projects would have had the balls that we had to say sod it we go alone, Both of them are now running displays. Hopefully common sense will win over and the efforts of the most determined people I have ever worked with in my life who have had to fight their corner every inch of the way will be allowed the same respect.

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:53 pm
by Renegadenemo
Hopefully common sense will win over and the efforts of the most determined people I have ever worked with in my life who have had to fight their corner every inch of the way will be allowed the same respect.
If common sense fails it will only bring huge shame on those who derailed it. History will declare us the honourable party either way.

Common sense is going to prevail. It always has and it will this time...

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 pm
by conistoncollie
I see the Windermere boat museum have no problem getting their steam boat on to the water. Looks like a nice craft from what I saw on the telly tonight.
After its long redevelopment opening 23 March. Looks impressive.