100th anniversary of Sir Malcolm Campbell's First Bluebird

It is the 100th anniversary of Sir Malcolm Campbell's first Bluebird (racing car) which was built in 1912 in Bromley (south east London), where I live. He and his son (Donald Campbell) were born in the area in Chislehurst. I went to my local copy/printers in the town on thursday and asked for a number of copies of an article on this to circulate to friends and family. I asked the little old lady in the queue in front of me if she had heard of him and knew that he was born and is buried locally. She told me that she had worked for a flag-making company at London Bridge and met him! Presumably as part of the 1948 London Olympics. He died on 31 December 1948, 63 year ago....... Michael Lewis
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:37:45 +0000Coincidence ID:3475