WELCOME - YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING 419EATER AS A GUEST
By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics and access other forums reserved for members. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today by clicking here.
Joined: 14 Nov 2005
Location: Luxury Coffin
Thu May 21, 2009 8:33 am
When I was a kid, Donald Campbell lost control of his record breaking jet engined boat Bluebird at nearly 300mph on Coniston Water in the English Lake District, killing him instantly.
Bizzarely, my parents gave me a 'flicker book' of the film of the accident (in the BBC article below) - each page had a frame of the film and flicking through it it moved in real time or slomo, depending on how fast you flicked the pages. Although I love the low technology of it compared with what we have now, the thought of giving a child a souvenier of a fatal accident beggars belief.
In 2001 the battered remains of the boat were recovered, along with Campbell's body. Controversially it was decided to rebuild the boat, using as much original material as possible.
If at all possible, I will be there with my camera. Weird that the boat in my flicker book would one day come back to life and get another run down Coniston. After its run the boat will go in a museum there.
_________________ the European Union has bounced on our freckles
COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I WENT TO THE BANK
our Agent is Completely broke, pocketless and stranded
I WLL SEND AN AFRICA WITCH TO ATTACH YOU BASTARD
You go die like bird
i started shouting HALLELUJAGOBBLE but none of them notice me immediately police arrested me due to the shouting
f*ck u asshole ur damn mother will loose ur fcuking skull brain ur brain is nothing to compare with rat f*ck ur u
MY FRIEND ALEX WAS DETAINED IN POLICE STATION
I am not happy due to the question i answered at money office. Let me tell you do not play with me ok.
x4 6Yrs x6
Last edited by Roycropper on Thu May 21, 2009 8:59 am; edited 1 time in total
N N N Master of Master Baiters
Joined: 26 Sep 2008
Thu May 21, 2009 8:51 am
I just hopped over here from the Bluebird site having picked up on the BBC news article ... I think you have it summed up very nicely Roy along with all the emotions of the tragedy back in 1967.
View next topic View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum