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Bluebird is back on the water, drawing crowds again

On a peaceful reservoir on the Sussex/Kent border, the sound of engines roared as a veteran powerboat took to the water - 80 years after it was first put through its paces.

In the 1930s, Sir Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird K3 - built on the Isle of Wight - broke the water speed record three times. But years later it was sitting doing nothing in a Sussex Museum. But not any more, as Derek Johnson reports.