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Heritage Trail Index
« on: Oct 23, 2019, 07:41 PM »
List of Heritage Trail Items. Work in Progress

The purpose of this Heritage Trail Index is to lists items and provide links to the relevant forum topic, where you can add your comments and photos.

The Heritage Trail was a key element of the 1994 Project Lifestyle refit. The aim was to reflect the history and heritage of the Cunard Line and it's ships in a historical exhibition of nautical memorabilia. Source 1994 Project Lifestyle

See also: Heritage Trail amendments 1999 refit

Two Deck:

Midship Lobby:
Peter Sutton’s Midship Lobby Murals
Spirit of the Atlantic
Asprey Silver Model

D Stairway:
Telegraph Trophy

NY Ocean Liners Collection outside computer centre

"A" Stairway:
Carved Wooden Plaque presented to QE2's owners, by the First Sea Lord, Sir John Fieldhouse, in recognition for war service during the Falkland Islands conflict.

One Deck:

Commemorative Leather Panel presented to Cunard by Lloyd Werft shipyard on the completion of the re-engining in 1987 
This valuable item was located on several locations onboard QE2
1987 to 1994 “D” Stairway Upper Deck
1994 to 1999 “D” Stairway One Deck Heritage Trail item
1999 Chart Room (aft bulkhead)

Quarter Deck:

The Mauretania Model (D Stairway)

Chart Room Items:
Queen Mary Piano
Backlit Atlantic chart feature situated above the bar
Chart Chest
Navigation Instruments
Armillary Sphere
Calligraphy Parchment Borders

The Queens Room:
Oscar Nemon Bust of Queen Elizabeth II
The Royal Standards

Quarter Deck Library:
Model of Aquitania measuring 1.4 metres long is sectioned to show the interior layout of the ship
Oil Painting by Samuel Walters of the Cunard ship Cuba

Giancarlo Impiglia, Lifestyle Murals commissioned in 1994

Queen Mary Collection on "G" Stairway Landing

Upper Deck:

Peter Radmore Collection "D" Stairway Landing
The QE2 Samurai - Japanese Armour on board QE2 (D Stairwell)

Yacht Club Lobby:
Paddle Steamers Asia and Britannia
Samuel Cunard Bust
Boston Cup/Britannia Cup - displayed in cabinet outside Yacht Club.  Transferred to QM2 in 2004
Laconia Cup:  (G Stairwell)
Presented to Hamza Mustafa by QM2 Captain Philpott in 2018

Yacht Club: Maritime themed on the America's Cup on display are models and pictures of yachts that have participated in the race.

Boat Deck:

“A “Stairway
Boat Deck (“A” Stairway) Model of SS Russia

Britannia figurehead (statue) on QE2

“D” Stairway
Two magnificent portraits, both nearly three metres high, of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh by Edward Halliday, and of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by Oswald Birley which were originally commissioned for the Caronia and Queen Elizabeth respectively.

"E" Stairway
Queen Elizabeth 2 Launch Tapestries - originally located on  Quarter Deck D Stairwell then relocated to Boat Deck E stairwell when the Heritage Trail was created in 1994.

Stairways Galleries of Art:

“A” Stairway artwork (Original to the ship) displayed Deck Four to Boat Deck

“E” Stairway:
Stairway "E" from Upper Deck down to Two deck were display twenty-eight Cunard Line posters with themes based on the early 20th century ships.   In Dubai there is a display of poster art in the QE2 reception area, which is possibly the posters on display on Stairway "E"

"G" Stairway:
Aerial photo commemorating the launch hung on the Boat Deck, G Stairway landing. Black and white framed pictures of the launch were also displayed to capture the ship sitting on the slipway, the day the hull of 736 took to the water for the first time. 
Marine pictures on display on G Stairway
including works by Stephen Card Marine Artist

Heritage Trail Commissioned Work:

Four Elements by Janine Janet  commissioned for £4000 and initially placed in the 1969 Grill Restaurant

Project Lifestyle Commissions: Seven artists were commissioned to create major works as part of the refurbishment. The artists were chosen to represent both new and established talent, carrying on a Cunard tradition of commissioning artworks of distinction and freshness. The artists appointed were:

Peter Sutton   Four murals depicting the history of Cunard (Midships Lobby).
Jane Human   13 x 5 ft oil-on-canvas mural of Caronia in the Caribbean (Caronia Restaurant).
Althea Wynne   'White Horses' - 10 ft aluminium sculpture (Caronia Restaurant).
Veronique Bour   17 x 5 ft collage to hang as a backdrop to the 15 ft Mauretania model (Quarter deck, D Staircase).                  
Giancarlo Impiglia   Three murals featuring shipboard scenes (two 13 x 5 ft placed between Queens Room and Lido, port and starboard, and one 8 placed in the Pavilion).   
John Stobart   24 x 10 oil painting of Britannia (Britannia Grill) and prints of ports (Queens Grill Lounge).   
Brody Neuenschwander   Calligraphic frieze (Chart Room).
« Last Edit: Oct 25, 2019, 09:17 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Heritage Trail Index
« Reply #1 on: Oct 25, 2019, 03:02 PM »
Awesome work, Lynda !

Many thanks for doing this project !  It is a very valuable index !   :)
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Re: Heritage Trail Index
« Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2022, 06:45 PM »
Hi all,

Do we have anything anywhere about the display case outside the theatre balcony?

It had lots of photos of famous people on board (see my photo attached)
« Last Edit: Nov 10, 2022, 06:49 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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