QE2 Story : Keeping the Legend Alive
This website, and discussion forum, contain the story of "the greatest ship the world has ever known", told through the stories of the people who travelled on her, worked on her, admired her from afar or helped to build and maintain her.
Our motto, "Keeping the Legend Alive" relates to trying to keep QE2's memory alive, through stories, memories and photographs.
This site is not connected with Dubai World, Cunard or any other company or organisation. The domain name was registered by Rob Lightbody in February 2008 and the forum was launched in January 2009.
QE2 50 Years Conference, Clydebank
On the 22nd of September 2017, the QE2 Story is organising a conference in Clydebank to celebrate 50 years since QE2's launch there. We have setup a dedicated website to promote it.
It really will be an event not to be missed - and where else can you celebrate the launch of QE2, but where the launch happened!
Special Edition QE2 50th Anniversary Badge
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, we've commissioned a fabulous special edition badge which is available to order in the shop now.
QE2 Story Newsletter
The QE2 Story's Discussion Forum
Within our discussion forum you'll meet former crew, enthusiasts, fans, passengers, historians, researchers, experts and 'celebrities' from the world of the QE2 who contribute together in discovering and remembering the Story of the QE2.
Total Posts: 76458
Total Topics: 4143
Total Categories: 10
Total Boards: 94
Photo Competitions and Wall Calendars
Each month we run a photo competition based on a theme chosen by our members. The winning photo or photos then go towards the creation of an annual QE2 wall calendar that anyone can buy You can see the 2017 Calendar here.
Free Monthly QE2 Calendars to download.
Former QE2 photographer each month prepares a beautiful desktop wallpaper calendar using photographs submitted by our members to the photo competitions.
Click here for this month's free month by month downloadable calendar.
Our members have been hard at work finding their best photos, and uploading them to our comprehensive Gallery.
To contribute to the gallery, and to be able to use it fully
you need to first be a
member of the forum, login, and then click the Gallery
button that is built into the forum.
Our Pin Badge
Show your support for the legend that is the QE2 while at the same time showing your support for your favourite QE2 website by wearing our lovely new badge!
Its subtle enough to wear to any occasion and we've already sent badges all over the world. Order yours now in our shop!
Keeping an eye on QE2 in Dubai & keeping her in the press.
Quite a few of our members have visited QE2 in Dubai to check she was being looked after properly, and we've also been involved in multiple newspaper and media articles about QE2 in Dubai.
We closely follow what is happening on a daily basis. Updates are placed on the forum first so keep an eye on it for the latest.
Each year, we host get-togethers to share our QE2 stories in person. These can be on board the current Cunard ships, or at related maritime events. We have had trips on the Paddle Steamer Waverley, a visit to the QE2's shipyard including a trip up the famous Titan Crane and we visited the Tall Ships Race in Greenock. We've also been in Southampton and on board the current Cunarders. More details of past and future events, and how to join in, on the forum.
Day trip on the famous Clyde Paddle
Steamer PS Waverley
At the top of the Titan Crane, Clydebank,
above where QE2 was built
On board Cunard's Queen Victoria during
her first visit to the Clyde
Standing on QE2's Slipway in Clydebank
Keep up to date with the latest news from the QE2 herself, and the forum. You don't need to be a member of Twitter - you can just go to this address - https://twitter.com/TheQE2Story - and read what's happening. If you are a member of Twitter, please follow our tweets.
Our QE2 'Virtual Webcam' of Archived Images
The QE2's BridgeCam is back! Here we present a rolling 'best of' many hundreds of images from QE2's live webcam. The image changes with each page refresh.
You are welcome to incorporate it into your own website, all you have to do is embed the URL for the image in your page like for any image - the URL is https://www.theqe2story.com/QE2WebCamImages.php