Blue­bird hap­pi­ness

Lancashire Life - - FRONT PAGE -

I was glad to read in your fea­ture on the old Lan­cashire vil­lage of Con­is­ton that hopes were high the re­stored Blue­bird power boat would be going on dis­play at the vil­lage’s Ruskin Mu­seum. This is a bril­liant lit­tle cen­tre for lo­cal his­tory and hav­ing Don­ald Campbell’s ve­hi­cle there would give them and the com­mu­nity such a lift. It seems only right as the man him­self in buried in the lo­cal ceme­tery.

My Vic­to­rian child,

to you I write Of the mem­ory, of those past long days But you my lit­tle rose of Lan­cashire Have your own, lit­tle

blos­somed ways

To be that child, I my­self once was

As I sat upon the cob­bled way I had the same dreams as you now hold On that warm, long sum­mers day

Don­ald Campbell’s re­stored Blue­bird on the wa­ter for the first time in more than 50 years

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