Donald Campbell - 50th Anniversary of His Death Thimble

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Donald Malcolm Campbell, was a British speed record breaker who, in total, broke eight world speed records on land and water and remains the only person to hold the land and water speed records both in the same year. On 4 January 1967, on Lake Coniston, Campbell made a record attempt, in his boat Bluebird, with his first run going well with no problems. He opted for a quick turnaround for the second run, with no refuelling or waiting for the wash to clear. The run started well and Campbell was going faster than the first attempt but disaster struck and at the peak speed Bluebird experienced a long-lasting bounce, causing the death of Campbell. His body was not recovered from the lake until March 2001 and now rests in Coniston Cemetery.

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Donald Malcolm Campbell, was a British speed record breaker who, in total, broke eight world speed records on land and water and remains the only person to hold the land and water speed records both in the same year. On 4 January 1967, on Lake Coniston, Campbell made a record attempt, in his boat Bluebird, with his first run going well with no problems. He opted for a quick turnaround for the second run, with no refuelling or waiting for the wash to clear. The run started well and Campbell was going faster than the first attempt but disaster struck and at the peak speed Bluebird experienced a long-lasting bounce, causing the death of Campbell. His body was not recovered from the lake until March 2001 and now rests in Coniston Cemetery.