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Home for Bluebird.

THE daughter of speed hero Donald Campbell yesterday launched a fund-raising drive to secure a permanent home for his doomed craft.

Gina Campbell hopes to secure pounds 750,000 to house a fully restored Bluebird K7 at a museum in Cumbria.

She said she had resorted to "going it alone" after two unsuccessful bids for funding towards the project by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Campbell died in 1967 when his jet-powered boat flipped over and crashed as he tried to break his own world water speed record on Coniston Water, in the Lake District.

It was raised in 2001 when Campbell's remains were discovered and buried in the town.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 8, 2006
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