OK, well this _is_ new news - an example of what I was talking about...
Divers have raised the wreck of Donald Campbell's boat Bluebird from the
bottom of Coniston Water in Cumbria.
The curator of Coniston's Ruskin Museum, Vicky Slowe, said staff at the
museum, which has an exhibition dedicated to Campbell, hoped the craft would
be eventually be displayed there.
According to BBC R4's PM, English Heritage have said they will provide 75%
of the funds TO PUT IT ON DISPLAY.
With no disrespect to Donald Campbell's family, is a 35 year old (admittedly
unique) boat (grave!) more important? It is scandalous that a few locals and
publicity seekers have prevented this unique piece of prehistory be put on
display? I'm sure both have visitor pulling power in their own way but the
Lake District people seem far more savvy regarding their tourist industry.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: British archaeology discussion list
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of helen evans
> Sent: 07 March 2001 23:34
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Seahenge can't find a home...
> >So how is it more complicated? What are the circumstances such that they
> >can't be put on display, when there seems endless lottery money
> for vacuous
> >new exhbitions or to half-heartedly drag stones from Wales to
> cos thats how it is. this is not new news, look in september/october 2000
> britarch files (in fact you were involved in this discussion also, which
> makes me wonder why you claim to have no knowledge now?). My earlier
> response also seems relevant to you....sorry I'm so narky, but its only
> in response to other people.......theres really no point in bringing this
> back up when these issues have already been discussed on this list. Which
> is the point I was trying to make.