Donald Cambell makes water speed record attempt in his speedboat Bluebird.
Lake Coniston, Cumbria.
LS. & GV. Lake Coniston. MS. Donald Campbell and his mechanic Leo Villa, in Donald's speedboat Bluebird leaving shore - Cambell is making water speed record attempt. CU. Timekeeper. LS. Bluebird racing along water. CU. Timekeeper. SCU. Another timekeeper. MS. Bluebird racing along. MS. Timekeeper. LS. Bluebird on lake. SCU. Spectator looking through binoculars. MS. Donald Campbell and Leo Villa standing on Bluebird as it comes into bank. LMS. & MS. Bluebird racing across lake (2 shots). MS. Back view, boat going along. LS. Bluebird racing along. LS. Coniston water. MS. Bluebird drifting to bank. CU. Man looking through binoculars. SCU. Timekeeper. CU. Another timekeeper. CU. Timekeeper, & SCU. MS. Campbell and mechanics standing on Bluebird (2 shots). MS. People walking down muddy lane to lake. MS. Car going down muddy lane. LS. Boathouse with Bluebird in, pan to lake showing rain falling into it. LS. Pan over lake with rain falling to boat house. MS. Mechanics on jetty in rain. LS. Pan over lake with rain falling into it. MS. Bluebird with Campbell and mechanics working on it. LS. & MS. Water from the mountains running into the lake. LS. Mountains showing clouds. LS. Clouds. LS. Clouds over mountains. SCU. Mechanics working on new propellor (4 shots). MS. Piece of driftwood cleared from lake being towed ashore. MS. Spectators. MS. Campbell showing his mascot which is kept in knee of trousers. SCU. Campbell and Leo Villa putting on life jackets, & MS. MS. Campbell and Villa preparing to push off. MS. They move out into Lake.
Date found in the old record - 15/08/1950. Natural sound only - in patches.