Wednesday 8th February

Phil Holt

Donald Campbell, Across the Lake

 

Phil will describe the charismatic, daring, and brave character that was Donald Campbell, the only man to hold both the world land and water speed records in the same year. Loved by 1950's & 60's Britain,  what pushed him to that final fateful attempt at the world water speed record? A behind the scenes look, using clever reconstruction, at that fateful day in January 1967 on Coniston Water to find the cause of the crash and an update on the current recovery of both Bluebird and Donald himself.