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Online Lynda Bradford

Crew areas - share your photos and stories
« on: Aug 11, 2023, 09:23 AM »
George C Griffiths had shared his story of getting an invite to tour QE2 in Greenock in 2008.  He had the opportunity to take photos of the crew areas, which he has shared with us.  Photos give us a picture, but having stories of these areas bring to life living and working on QE2, so we are calling on our members to add details about the areas.

These are George's photos of crew areas uploaded to the gallery. plus have a look at the album Interior - Officers & Crew areas to see all the photos uploaded so far.  If you have photos of crew areas you could add them to this album or this topic. 

Crew forum members have already added the following topics on crew areas but it would be good to add more crew area topics:

The Wardroom
Engine Room memories
QE2's pool on the bow
Crew cinema

« Last Edit: Aug 11, 2023, 09:25 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Crew areas - share your photos and stories
« Reply #1 on: Aug 11, 2023, 09:19 PM »
There are six photos from the Galley at the start of the collection :

Galley 1


Galley 2


Galley 3


Galley 4


Galley 5


Galley 6


Are these all taken in the same place?

What is the activity pictured? What time of day might this have been?

Offline Rod

Re: Crew areas - share your photos and stories
« Reply #2 on: Aug 11, 2023, 11:10 PM »
Bit of a warning here. I left Christmas '88. These pics were taken after I left.How do I know? Well, that $5-$6,000 Hobart mixer the one with the grating top and the 2 lumps of butter in it on top of the flour.  Looks like a small batch of "artisan" bread being made as a special for dinner. It was only when Sudamin and Winkler took over the kitchens did the food reach world class standards!
Regarding time of day, I would say about 2-3 in the afternoon on a galley tour. Floor tiles are filthy, place is a mess.They got washed down around 4am.
Post 1
Bakery, port side.Looking to stbd you can see the hood of the rotary oven is between the white vertical pillar and the bench top mixer.

Post 2
Bakery again and the very expensive Hobart floor mixer.

Post 3
The boiler yard where the soups were made , lobsters boiled etc.

Post 4
Think this is the Columbia kitchen, just aft of the boiler yard. Think they may be preparing cedar plank roasted salmon?

Post 5
Think this is the stbd side of the Columbia in the roast section.

Post 6
Port side of the Columbia, the stable door on the right is the door to the kitchen office.
Up at tyhe very front is the spud peeling area.

Thats the best I can do guys , it was over 30 years ago!



Online cunardqueen

Re: Crew areas - share your photos and stories
« Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2023, 09:29 PM »
Castaways, well theres a blurred memory , but a fun memory and an officers cabin several times.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Online Chris Thompson

Re: Crew areas - share your photos and stories
« Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2023, 10:06 PM »
Regarding that expensive equipment, I read somewhere that when cruise ships are scrapped the kitchen equipment is the most valuable item to the salvage companies as it is very well made.

Recently got hold of a second hand Berkel Meat slicer, lovely solid bit of gear,
we use it to slice meat for home made Beef Jerky! ;D
Also have a commercial Waffle maker very similar to the ones I saw onboard.

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Crew areas - share your photos and stories
« Reply #5 on: Aug 24, 2023, 08:43 PM »
Here are a few more pictures that it would be interesting to place, and to fill with memories. All of them are various corridors.











I imagine there are stories there... and perhaps even typical smells of each of these!

Online Chris Thompson

Re: Crew areas - share your photos and stories
« Reply #6 on: Aug 24, 2023, 11:35 PM »
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perhaps even typical smells of each of these!

Well remember the car lifts that were close to our cabins on 5 deck, a mix of oil and Garbage!

 

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