1955 K7 Ullswater Photo Album signed by Donald Campbell
1955 Christmas Gift

My research into the history of AC ‘Bluebird’ has uncovered many interesting discoveries. The Christmas gift of a photo album from Donald Campbell to Leo Villas in 1955 includes some surprising images. The photographs were taken during the Water Speed Record breaking runs in 1955 on Ullswater in Cumbria, where Donald Campbell achieved a speed of 202.32 mph. It was in this period that Donald Campbell was known to be driving AC ‘Bluebird’, but unfortunately the album does not include any images of DC in the car.

It is a wonderful piece of memorabilia that includes a handwritten note from Donald to Leo Villa.

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