In 1967 Donald Campbell tried to break the world water speed record on Coniston Water in the Lake District. The attempt cost him his life.
18 years ago the wreckage of his boat, Bluebird, was recovered.
Since then a team has been using some of the original parts to revive the craft. The final phase is nearly complete.
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Part of Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7 boat has been installed in the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.
The boat was torn apart when it flipped while Donald Campbell was trying to break the water speed record on Coniston in 1967. He died instantly and parts of the boat lay on the bed of Coniston Water until 2001, when they were raised.
Two of the original conserved and reconfigured spars and some of the fairlings have been maneuvered into position into the museum, along with two replicated sponsons. The original sponsons were in the floating wreckage that were lost after the crash.
Other parts of the craft are still being restored in a small North Shields workshop, with the help of volunteers.
Coniston Water has been alive with the sound of revving engines this week, as would-be world record breakers descend, to test their skills at high speed.
Whether it's on a power boat or a jet ski, thrill seekers have been reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour on a stretch of water made famous by the late Donald Campbell. Kate Walby has been taking in the action at the World Speed Records event.
Hundreds of swimmers have competed in the second Coniston Chill Swim.
The race is over the full length of the lake and has had twice as many entrants than last year. Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
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Five hundred swimmers brave the cold in order to take part in the open water event at Coniston.
Over 500 people are swimming the length of Coniston Water in Cumbria today.
The Coniston Chill Swim is in its second year and entries have almost doubled.
It's a 5.25mile long-distance swim and 25% don't wear a wetsuit.
Flying along at speeds of well over a hundred miles per hour, these are among the fastest people in the world on water.
People have been trying to set world records in the Lake District for almost a hundred years and for the last few decades there's been an annual week set aside for attempts to take place.
Tim Backshall reports.