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Campbell returns to Coniston in death.

SPEEDBOAT daredevil the late Donald Campbell CBE will make one final trip around the lake where he died, at his funeral next week.

Campbell will be buried at St Andrew's Church in Coniston Water on Wednesday more than 34 years after he died at the age of 46 attempting to set a new water speed record in his Bluebird K7.

His coffin will be loaded on to a small boat and steered around the lake before being placed on a horse-drawn carriage and driven through the village of Coniston.

The 1pm funeral service is due to be broadcast to hundreds of villagers and fans outside the church and a second service will run concurrently on the banks near to where he lost control of the speedboat on January 4 1967. There will be a flypast by RAF tornadoes.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 9, 2001
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