A record-breaking powerboat pilot has survived crashing at 130 mph on Coniston Water.
Keith Whittle, 57, from Hayling Island in Hampshire, was taking part in the Power Boat Records Week when his boat flipped. The annual event has been running in the Lake District for over 40 years.
Mr Whittle escaped with minor injuries but his accident was reminiscent of Donald Campbell’s fatal crash in January 1967.
The accident was caught on film by a spectator and Keith reflected on the incident in an interview with the BBC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJlt-WjeAIE
ARCHAEOLOGY enthusiasts are being urged to get involved with the third and final stage of a project looking at the industrial past of the Lake District.
‘Reflections on History’ is a joint project by the Lake District National Park and the National Trust and provides opportunities for local people to learn about the past industries of Windermere.
The project has already looked at the industrial themes of woodland and water power but the third stage, starting in April, will take place at the lead mines and slate quarries in Grasmere and Langdale.
An introductory day, including a guided walk to Banks Quarry, Langdale, will be held next month for would-be participants to find out more.
“No prior knowledge or experience is required and on-site training will be provided by qualified archaeologists,” said LDNPA Archaeology and Heritage Assistant Holly Beavitt- Pike.
“However given the remote location and nature of the sites it is important that volunteers can demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness in order to take part in the work,” she added.
The day begins at 11am on March 9 and is at Langdale Village Hall, Chapel Stile.