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The Bluebird Project (Postponed)

The Inside Story

We begin with a review of the World Water Speed Records achieved in the 1920's and 1930's, followed by the inside story of Donald Campbell and Bluebird in raising the WWSR to 276 mph during the 1950's and 60's and the fatal crash of 1967.

Bluebird was recovered from Coniston in 2001 and painstakingly rebuilt on Tyneside and returned to the water in 2018.


Speaker: Keith Hicks FISTC MSAI AIAM

Organised by: IET

Contact: James Hindle, (jim.hindle@btinternet.com)


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


28 May 2020

8:45pm - 10:15pm

Add to Calendar 05/28/2020 20:45 05/28/2020 22:15 The Bluebird Project (Postponed) Recovery and Restoration Ross St, Darwen BB3 2JU, UK


Lancashire and Cumbria Local Network

Registration Information

This event is free to members and non-members.  To assist with event arrangements, please register here.

If you wish to reserve a place for the optional dinner, please contact James Hindle (jim.hindle@btinternet.com).


Whitehall Country Hotel

Ross Street
United Kingdom


19:00 Dinner

20:45 Talk

22:15 (approx) Conclusion