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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #20 on: Mar 14, 2010, 10:57 PM »
I've started a 'roll call' topic for this event here - https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1719.msg18779.html#msg18779.

Can those of you who are DEFINITELY coming, and have booked your Waverley tickets, please let me know, and I'll add you to the list of confirmed attendees.

Thanks.
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #21 on: Mar 14, 2010, 11:11 PM »
I'm a possible to probable, but cannot yet confirm. Hope to be there!    ;D

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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #22 on: Mar 15, 2010, 09:24 AM »
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I'm a possible to probable, but cannot yet confirm.

Same here!! we have a busy weekend in the hotel, and usually its all hands on decks. But l will try my best to get there
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #23 on: Mar 15, 2010, 10:59 AM »
I've updated the roll call list to show definites and probables.
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #24 on: Mar 16, 2010, 01:20 PM »
Rod

I have booked tickets for myself and husband for the Waverly on 26 June. Looking forward to meeting up with fellow QE2 enthusiasts.

Lynda
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #25 on: Mar 16, 2010, 07:02 PM »
WHERE DID YOU BOOK THE TICKETS?

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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #26 on: Mar 16, 2010, 07:42 PM »
WHERE DID YOU BOOK THE TICKETS?

I booked the ticket on the Waverley web site, paid on line and printed a ticket which I was told to bring with me on the day of sailing and present to purser onboard. 
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #27 on: Mar 18, 2010, 11:59 AM »
Yeah!
Got the Ticket - Will be on board!
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #28 on: Mar 18, 2010, 04:00 PM »
I booked the ticket on the Waverley web site, paid on line and printed a ticket which I was told to bring with me on the day of sailing and present to purser onboard. 

The link below should take you to where you need to go to book.

http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/booknow.htm?region=sc&month=06&Search=Search

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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #29 on: Mar 20, 2010, 06:58 PM »
Mum and I are definately coming just havent got round to booking tickets..will do it this weekend...thanks

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Looking forward to this already.  If we contact the company in advance we could maybe arrange a visit to the bridge, lower engineroom and boiler room for the group. Depending on how many are going?

Hi Folks,

Looking forward to this - with regards to visits to the machinery spaces / bridge.

I would suggest the lower ER is out of bounds now due to H&S issues - there are a lot of extremely hot moving parts down there and also restricted space. The Scottish Branch stopped these visit during our hospitality days as someone injured themselves (minor bump to head) despite being warned time and time again so it is considered by the branch to be too much of a risk however the Chief Eng may be OK with it. There is an amateur video tour of the Lower ER on the LCD TV in the Lower Bar.

The Upper ER (ie control platform) could be a goer as long as the groups are not too big but again this will be at the discretion of the Chief. The boiler room as Helen says, has not much to offer - just a couple of really large kettles!!

As for the bridge it would really depend on who is on that day.

For all those who have not yet decided here are a couple of shots to assist you in your decision!!

(1) We leave from here - Glasgow Science Centre
(2) Then we go "Full Ahead" (with a few stops)..........
(3) (4) To here - Tighnabruaich
(5) Via this channel - the famous narrows - Kyles of Bute

Hopefully the weather will be as kind as in the pictures!!!!

Gav
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #31 on: Mar 22, 2010, 10:27 PM »
Great photos Gav - my mind was made up and tickets booked already but still very glad to see a few photos to whet my appetite!

Looking forward to catching with with some old & new faces (especially as it seems there's a few experts in our midst)
 .... and definitely up for checking out the whisky situation onboard.

Please by gentle, it's my first time  ;D

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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #32 on: Mar 22, 2010, 10:37 PM »
I think by the time we've met each other, had a chat, talked about the QE2, talked about the Waverley, had something to eat, had something to drink, looked at the scenery.... there'll be little time for anything 'behind the scenes'! 
One of the nice things about the Waverley is that almost the entire ship is open to view anyway.  I'm never happier than when standing with a dram in the engine room watching the paddles go round behind me, and the engine powering away in front of me.

One thing we'll need to be sensitive to, i think, is wearing a Waverley badge next to our QE2 badge to show that we love Waverley too and not just QE2.  The QE2 was out of reach for most Glaswegians, and they also think she was even more expensive than she actually was... I'm sure they'd have been amazed to hear you could go on her for well under £1000.  Thats certainly the impression i got when onboard Waverley and Balmoral with my fellow Clydesiders to watch QE2 go by.
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #33 on: Mar 23, 2010, 09:31 AM »
One thing we'll need to be sensitive to, i think, is wearing a Waverley badge next to our QE2 badge to show that we love Waverley too and not just QE2.  The QE2 was out of reach for most Glaswegians, and they also think she was even more expensive than she actually was... I'm sure they'd have been amazed to hear you could go on her for well under £1000.  Thats certainly the impression i got when onboard Waverley and Balmoral with my fellow Clydesiders to watch QE2 go by.

Where can I can buy a Waverley badge?  I checked the Waverley shop page on the web site but they do not have badges for sale.

I am just looking forward to watching the scenery, chatting to everyone and being on the Waverley again.  I would not like to say what age I was the last time I was onboard but I can say it was quite a long time ago.   

I loved the photos posted by Gav and hopefully we get good weather for the day.
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #34 on: Mar 23, 2010, 11:18 AM »
Where can I can buy a Waverley badge? 

On board, on the day!  ;D
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #35 on: Mar 23, 2010, 02:15 PM »

As definitely as I can commit to anything at the moment, I shall be there.  I have my 'Life Commodore' ticket, so no need to book ...

Nobody will be offended by the presence/absence of badging of any kind - it is quite usual for the regulars to be there sporting clothing, hats, badges, etc, from other vessels and from their other interests, transport or otherwise.  If you want badges, hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc, these can be acquired on the day, colours and sizes permitting.

A lot of the movers, shakers and other regular PSPS members & passengers did actually make it aboard QE2, though for many of us - myself included - it was not until the 'eleventh hour'.  Apart from perhaps not realising what a bargain could be had, I guess it was down to thinking she would always be there and one would get round to it, sometime.  Certainly, if I'd done it sooner, I would have done it again - and again ...
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #36 on: Mar 24, 2010, 12:30 PM »
Would people like me to try to arrange something for Friday evening too (a pub somewhere for an hour or two?) and also for Sunday lunchtime-ish (The Titan Crane?).  I make no guarantees that I'll be at both... but it might be good to have a location/time in mind for those who wish to gather before/after the waverley and before heading home ?

- R
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #37 on: Mar 24, 2010, 07:17 PM »
Nice idea Rob... specially for those who have travelled a long way for this.....but depending on where folks are staying probably in the city ....Titan Crane isnt an easy place to get to without the car......

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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #38 on: Mar 24, 2010, 07:28 PM »
Titan crane's about 5 mins walk from Clydebank train station!
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Re: Forum meetups : PS Waverley - Glasgow - Saturday June 26th
« Reply #39 on: Mar 24, 2010, 07:32 PM »
Sounds like a good idea to have somewhere identified to meet up.  At this stage I cannot commit as I am not sure if we will be staying in Glasgow on Friday and Saturday or only one of these nights.   
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