Donald Campbell – Across the Lake, Talk by Phil Holt
Travel across the lake into the charismatic, daring, and brave character that was Donald Campbell. There is much more to be told about Donald than the events at Coniston Water; he is the only man in history to hold both the world land and water speed records in the same year.
Loved by 1950’s & 60’s Britain, find out what made the Campbell legend both on water and land. What pushed him to that final fateful attempt at the world water speed record? Using clever reconstruction, go behind the scenes of that fateful day in January 1967 to find the cause of the crash. Phil will finish, movingly, with the recovery of both Bluebird and Donald himself from Coniston Water and the restoration efforts currently underway.