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We need volunteers to create a series of QE2 Stories on the main https://www.theqe2story.com/ website.

As you will see, I've made a series of placeholders down the side of the page, which will open up the individual pages.

What I'd like to do is give everybody who wants one a single page on which to tell a summarised version of their story.  This will be at a handy web address that you can quote elsewhere - e.g. www.theqe2story.com/yourname

Please email me at admin@TheQE2Story.com with the text, photos etc. and try to make it as easy as possible for me to figure out how you want it.  This will be the hardest bit for me!

Here are some suggestions as to what to include:-

  • You can base it on your introduction from here, or maybe use that as a starting point
  • Probably best not to make it too long... or too short!
  • You MUST include a photo of yourself, preferably with the QE2 in the background, or with you on QE2!
  • Include a few photos that can be embedded in the story, but not too many.  I can include links to photo and video galleries and other sites that interest you etc.
  • Tell about your introduction to the QE2
  • Tell about how many trips you made
  • What did the ship mean to you?
  • Why was she special?
  • Favourite rooms/cabins/ports of call etc
  • What will you miss most & why will you miss her?

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Online Bob C.

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #1 on: Mar 02, 2009, 09:36 PM »
Rob,
   Will this be an ongoing thing or a one time deal with a submission deadline.  I will have lots of material to work from once I get my photos converted to digital and would love to submit a story or two. 

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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #2 on: Mar 02, 2009, 09:43 PM »
Rob,
   Will this be an ongoing thing or a one time deal with a submission deadline.  I will have lots of material to work from once I get my photos converted to digital and would love to submit a story or two. 

No plans to restrict it Bob, if its a success and I can cope with the demand, and you can come back and update it/expand it later if you wish.
« Last Edit: Mar 02, 2009, 09:55 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2009, 12:35 AM »
Count me in, Rob! Looking forward to putting the material together  :D

Probably will be delivered in several instalments if that's all right. The whole thing will be wonderful -- so many different takes on the one great ship!

Offline Kindlychap

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 2009, 12:18 PM »
I'd certainly be up for that. Could be a nice source of memories when complete - there are some very varied experiences on board.

Not sure if we should encourage Myles though!

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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2009, 12:57 PM »
Rob,
  It sounds like a great idea, every voyage has had its own memories, some good and some unprintable
  and lm sure with selective editing l could add one or two tales from a skip down memory lane
  Trouble is lm not sure who is watching on here
   As your suggestions go that might be a good format to make a start with?
   Go for it!!! of course it might mean that you have even less time to yourself, and maybe in time to come put
   it into print and we can all retire on the royalities.......
  "Recollections of a Queen" ;)
     
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline hollihedge

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #6 on: Mar 03, 2009, 04:05 PM »
Excellent idea Rob!  Will be a great read when they are all done!
Gill

Offline QE2_MATTHEW

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #7 on: Mar 03, 2009, 10:03 PM »
You asked me before. And I would love to. Photos at the ready.
Im free...

Offline Chris Frame

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #8 on: Mar 19, 2009, 04:04 AM »
I'm in!

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 20, 2009, 09:01 AM »
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I'm in!

Ah music to my ears :o ;)
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Offline mickey g

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #10 on: Apr 03, 2009, 04:44 PM »

Sorry I've been offsite for so long, I changed my laptop and lost the site!!!!!! ???

I shall compile my 2008 memories and post them may be in 2 or 3 sections

« Last Edit: Apr 05, 2009, 01:06 PM by mickey g »
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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #11 on: Apr 04, 2009, 08:32 PM »
I would be glad to contribute.

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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #12 on: Apr 17, 2009, 11:16 PM »
I'm struggling with the technicalities of this, although a couple of people have now sent submissions.

Please bear with me while I work out how the website is going to work exactly ...

Thanks.
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Offline mickey g

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2009, 09:22 PM »
Hi Rob

Wondered what happened to my first part, will wait and hope to add the rest when you are ready

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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2009, 06:19 PM »
Chris & Mick's QE2 Stories now added to the main site.

NEXT!
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Offline Chris Frame

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2009, 02:00 PM »
Thanks Rob :)

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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #16 on: Jun 04, 2009, 12:49 PM »
Hi Rob
I would like to create a story

IS that ,ok?

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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #17 on: Jun 05, 2009, 08:37 PM »
Chris Potter's Story now added!

https://www.theqe2story.com/Stories/ChrisPotter.html

Thanks Chris, great stuff!!

Any more for any more?  (as my Dad would say)
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #18 on: Jun 05, 2009, 08:50 PM »



Rob- The answer is a Yes.......


(It may take a fair bit of time - how long have we got?!
Is there a word limit -  or perhaps it's better not to ask!)
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Volunteers Required
« Reply #19 on: Aug 14, 2009, 11:59 AM »
Does nobody else want to do this?  There's only 3 up there!  Have a look at them and see what you can come up with!
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