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« Reply #80 on: Sep 01, 2014, 02:32 PM »
1972 - David Bowie sailed on board QE2!
Here's an account, it includes a lovely image of the ship.
https://bowiesattva.wordpress.com/tag/david-bowie-1972-us-tour/
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« Reply #81 on: Sep 02, 2014, 08:24 PM »
Yes, indeed, Rosie.  The article contains a beautiful image of our QE2.  Thanks for sharing !

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« Reply #82 on: Sep 04, 2014, 10:43 PM »
Thanks for posting Rosie.

Slightly off topic but I find it very sad to look at the QE2 today compared to how she was all those years ago. Even the name QE2 was glamorous and think of all the famous people that used to travel on her.
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« Reply #83 on: Sep 08, 2014, 07:24 AM »
Thanks for posting Rosie.

Slightly off topic but I find it very sad to look at the QE2 today compared to how she was all those years ago. Even the name QE2 was glamorous and think of all the famous people that used to travel on her.

This is also slightly off topic, but we met Kim Novak from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo on QM2. We got to take our photo with her.
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« Reply #84 on: Sep 08, 2014, 07:25 AM »

Thanks for posting Rosie.

Slightly off topic but I find it very sad to look at the QE2 today compared to how she was all those years ago. Even the name QE2 was glamorous and think of all the famous people that used to travel on her.

And yes, the QE2 was and is an icon.
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« Reply #85 on: Sep 08, 2014, 03:38 PM »
This is also slightly off topic, but we met Kim Novak from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo on QM2. We got to take our photo with her.

The difference with QE2 and her predecessors, versus the current fleet, is that many celebrities paid to be on board in the old days, whereas now they mostly seem to be paid to be there...
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« Reply #86 on: Sep 08, 2014, 03:57 PM »
I remember Sir Jackie Stewart, I have his autograph on a 5 pound note.
Spike Milligan, I met him 2 deck, G stairway and had a brief chat with him.
Dickie Henderson, his autograph on a one dollar bill.
Count Basie
Carly Simon
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« Reply #87 on: Sep 08, 2014, 07:11 PM »

The difference with QE2 and her predecessors, versus the current fleet, is that many celebrities paid to be on board in the old days, whereas now they mostly seem to be paid to be there...

Probably so.
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« Reply #88 on: Sep 08, 2014, 10:52 PM »

The difference with QE2 and her predecessors, versus the current fleet, is that many celebrities paid to be on board in the old days, whereas now they mostly seem to be paid to be there...

Back in the day the QE2 was the 'place to be seen' I'm sure. ;)
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« Reply #89 on: Sep 11, 2014, 06:58 PM »
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« Reply #90 on: Sep 11, 2014, 09:27 PM »
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« Reply #91 on: Jan 03, 2015, 05:45 PM »
I have a program (purchased on eBay) for a performance in the Queens Room by Robert Merrill, Star of the Metropolitan Opera. 

Unfortunately there is not a date on the program, but I have found this link to Google News Archive Search where details are given about a cruise where he was performing. 

Sunday Star News 12 August 1990 article about Public Radio sponsoring a 12 day classical music cruise onboard QE2 from 7-19 January 1991. Stars such as Robert Merrill and pianist Victor Borge are mentioned in the article.

Page 42 of 74 "Public Radio to cruise"
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1454&dat=19900812&id=bd0yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_hMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5087,4595475



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« Reply #92 on: Jan 11, 2015, 10:33 PM »
'It is said that, over the years, the QE2 has had more facelifts than
'Liz Taylor, who once famously drove aboard her in a white Rolls-Royce'.

From the Telegraph 27.6.2008 "QE2: Farewell to the last great liner" by Gavin Bell
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/luxury/2204603/QE2-Farewell-to-the-last-great-liner.html

The quote in italics (mine!),  do you think this is, or could be true?
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« Reply #93 on: Jan 17, 2015, 12:28 PM »
 1977-87 heres a few I met, Rod Stewart, Keith Richards, Max Bygraves, Harry Secombe, Patrick Moore, Buzz Aldrin, The entire Keith Fletcher MCC Team in Sri Lanka, ie David Gower, Botham, Derek Underwood, Aggers, Henry Blofeld etc, Percy Thrower, Judith Chalmers, Larry Hagman, Duke Duchess Bedford, Frankie Howerd, Bertice Reading, I shared a bed with Ernie Wise, (well sitting on same bed at a cabin party), Paul Newman, Billy Joel, Harry Nilsson, Ludovic Kennedy Moira Shearer, Kate Adie, Vincent Price, and I got stuck in a lift with Danny La Rue.

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« Reply #94 on: Jan 17, 2015, 12:39 PM »
What an extraordinary mix! Few people could equal that I am sure...

Were most of them passengers, or were they guest speakers / entertainers?

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« Reply #95 on: Jan 18, 2015, 03:40 PM »
Lorna Dallas, Harry Secombe, Bertice Reading, Max Bygraves, Frankie Vaughan, Petula Clark, Stan Stennet, Jim Bowen, Jimmy Tarbuck, Jimmy Saville, Coronation Street cast, Paul Daniels, Debbie McGhie, Gerrard Kenny, Des O'Connor, & Les Dennis to name but a few that we met over the years.

I was fortunate to purchase an autograph book from someone whose mother was on the Pacific circle cruise, (Fast Boat to China) and there's a wealth of famous autographs in it - a real gem.

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« Reply #96 on: Jan 23, 2015, 11:15 AM »
We had Terry Waite. I think thats the correct spelling.
you see mr waite in the town sometimes
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« Reply #97 on: Jan 23, 2015, 12:25 PM »

Hi RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

There's a long list of people who have become well known
in the back of Carol Thatcher's book
'QE2 Forty Years Famous'

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« Reply #98 on: Feb 05, 2016, 04:17 PM »
We had an email from a guest who was looking for information in relation to autographs from a QE2 August 2002 Transatlantic crossing. 

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I recently obtained some old memorabilia from the QE2 cruise in August 2002 from Southampton to NY and included were some autographs and photos of I assume 'celebs' engaged to cruise the waves and make people happy with autographs.   Is there any resource of who might of been on that cruise as 'celebrities' to please passengers.  One signature is 'Reggie' another Elizabeth Very/Vern/Vemi?? and Saisaen/Daisaen/Dailaen Kux/Knox?? er Jimmy Savile was on board too...

Can you find out at all or ask your members?

Any information much appreciated.

It was good to hear that through the power of internet search she found out that the signatures were from Coronation Street Actors (see below) who were onboard QE2.  However it would be interesting to know if anyone else was onboard this August 2002 cruise and if they have any memories of the actors being onboard. 


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many thanks however i have now solved it as thought i would try googling what the names appeared to be............doh..............now if i watched Coronation St it would be a no brainer rather than being an Eastenders fan....
The autographs along with photos of the event were;
Barbara Knox (Rita Sullivan) what a weird 'B' !!!!  Saisaen really???
Liz Dawn ..the 'Elizabeth' and she put (Vera) in brackets for Vera Duckworth
Reggie...we found based on the above and matched 'Reggie Holdsworth' with his photo so Ken Morley who didnt sign as himself strangely....

So in August 2002 some Corrie cast were taking a break...and Jimmy Savile is on the back of  a Cunard Club Cocktail Party on the QE2 for 4th May (no year) but perhaps we wont ask who remembers what year he sailed...

What would we do without the internet and google...
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« Reply #99 on: Feb 05, 2016, 10:19 PM »
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  We had an email from a guest who was looking for information in relation to autographs from a QE2 August 2002 Transatlantic crossing. 
   

Who can forget when some of the Coronation Street took to the sea on QE2 in 1995..and the video that was made exclusively for that.
and not forgetting the connection with TV Times magazine and their Cruise with the Stars.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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« Reply #100 on: Jun 28, 2016, 07:21 PM »
Sugar Ray Leonard (the champion boxer) as a passenger, in a boxing match with Steve Sinclair (a crew member and waiter on the QE2) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=F8h0boyLcJk&nomobile=1
we were talking about this the other night   My mate was a waiter on board at the time ,   Thomas herns was on board as well i was told ,   I seen many photos of famous people including   President bush snr  and barbra ,  mandela , carly simon,   Kojak  :D    shirly bassy  tony curtis   The list is endles some i was told went incognito   Some liked to be seen  steve sinclair lives in blackpool  i think

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« Reply #101 on: Aug 05, 2016, 06:38 PM »
David Bowie sailed on QE2 a few times during my time as Ch Security Officer on either a West bound or East bound 'trannie'! Each time the routine was the same in that i was required to meet him shoreside, escort him through all boarding procedures on to the ship and then escort him to his cabin.
Each time he was the most polite person you could wish to meet, he initially kept himself to himself then, after a couple of days, would be seen wandering around the ship chatting to fellow passengers but never being pushy or 'pompous. He would also always attend the Hotel Manager's Cocktail party in the Yacht Club, where i'm sure many of the other guests didn't even recognise him or realise who he was.

To link in with another subject on this forum, he was sailing on the Eastbound Trannie when the two Filipino Engineers were scolded.
Some weeks later he joined QE2 in S'ton for a Westbound Trannie and enquired as to there welfare, On being informed that sadly, one of them had passed away, he requested the Social Host visit him during the crossing, whereby he gave a sizeable donation to the fund set up to help the families of the two lads. This was certainly not general knowledge outside of a few people but, now that he has also passed on i think it is a fact of his personality that should be in the public domain.

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« Reply #102 on: Oct 30, 2016, 12:21 PM »
I remember carol thatcher onboard I forgot which cruise

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« Reply #103 on: Oct 30, 2016, 11:17 PM »
I recall being OIC Embarkation on the quayside at NY one time, with all the Commis Waiters lined up to carry pax hand baggage and guide them to their cabins. Spike Milligan accompanied by Clement Freud arrive. Spike wanders down the line as if 'Inspecting Officer' on parade: telling a Commis here to straighten his tie, another to polish his buttons, another to shine his shoes and so on. He had them all in stitches. A naturally funny man. Freud looked glum, impatient and glowered at all. In fact he was the most dour man all cruise.

Yes we had many 'celebrities' travel, but they were mainly of the showbiz, sporting variety.

But, my fondest memory was of having a drink with Salvador Dali in the Midships Bar one transatlantic. I had always been in awe of his work and count it as an honour to have shared a bottle with the man.
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« Reply #104 on: Dec 30, 2016, 03:12 AM »
having worked in NYO 76-86 , There are so many to list that were passengers aboard our QE2.  The most noteworthy I  remember were James Cagney who sailed with  Pat O'Brien , Joan Rivers, Carroll O'Connor who sailed with his friend,Burgess Meredith, Carly Simon sailed with James Taylor and their family together at the time,Bowie , The Mamas and Papas with families....countless others I have to look up in my logbooks.

It was a special time then.

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« Reply #105 on: Dec 30, 2016, 10:04 AM »
Thanks for the information, it would be good to hear about more celebrities that sailed on QE2
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« Reply #106 on: Jan 02, 2017, 06:39 AM »
I was on board while the following peformed/lectured:
Rita Moreno
Victor Borge
Tommy Tune
Alan King
David Brenner
Terence Stamp
Julia Childs
Bill Miller
And Barbara Walters was simply a passenger

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« Reply #107 on: Jan 03, 2017, 01:17 AM »
I was on board while the following peformed/lectured:
Rita Moreno
Victor Borge
Tommy Tune
Alan King
David Brenner
Terence Stamp
Julia Childs
Bill Miller
And Barbara Walters was simply a passenger

I wonder who they were... :-\

Were they interesting people to have on board?

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« Reply #108 on: Jan 03, 2017, 09:24 AM »
having worked in NYO 76-86 , There are so many to list that were passengers aboard our QE2.  The most noteworthy I  remember were James Cagney who sailed with  Pat O'Brien , Joan Rivers, Carroll O'Connor who sailed with his friend,Burgess Meredith, Carly Simon sailed with James Taylor and their family together at the time,Bowie , The Mamas and Papas with families....countless others I have to look up in my logbooks.

It was a special time then.

Hi CunardNYO and Welcome!

Thank you so much for this!
Just as a matter of interest, was it necessary / possible to keep the identity of VIPs confidential whilst they were on board?
If they weren't staying in the grand 'suites' - then maybe it was much more difficult??
For example, to keep the secret, did they use Crew elevators etc
Not long ago Ed Sherran was on board QM2 - the news only got out after he and his 'team' left - he'd been able to use one of the big 'lounges' on deck one as a studio! What you might call a working holiday...

Also - (and Off Topic) - a bit!!
Were you able to work in that magnificent building, 25 Broadway?
All the best, and Happy New Year!
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« Reply #109 on: Jan 03, 2017, 09:34 AM »
I was on board while the following peformed/lectured:
Rita Moreno
Victor Borge
Tommy Tune
Alan King
David Brenner
Terence Stamp
Julia Childs
Bill Miller
And Barbara Walters was simply a passenger

Hi nyanks1 and Welcome!
How lucky for the Passengers to hear All these VIPs as 'The Entertainers'!
Bill Miller - did he play in the Golden Lion as well as in the Theatre or Queens Room?
I loved Victor Borge too - Did you by any chance ever hear Tom Lehrer too?
As a matter of interest, did you ever get to hear them play?

Wasn't Julia Child famous for recipes and cooking / cook-books?
And Terence Stamp - a fantastic actor, and heart throb - (Sorry, I'm getting older by the minute!!)

It would be great to hear more about life on board, just wondering where you might have been working?
Thanks so much for posting - and if you have time to have a look round here, you might find other old colleagues too!
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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« Reply #110 on: Jan 09, 2017, 03:12 PM »
OK, I've got a good one for you..... Bela Bartok, well his corpse! In 1988 his remains were returned from the USA to hungary on the QE2, basically in a large black box that spent the voyage inside one of the shell door access-ways on 5 deck, right next to the Casino cabins, really creeped out the croupiers!!
Telly Savalas was a favourite customer in the Casino, always a gentlemen.
When Carly Simon was onboard for the QE2 premier showing of 'Working Girl' she was signing autographs outside the Theater,
our manager asked if she would like a cuppa, so we took her into the staff breakroom behind the Casino Bar. Before handing over the 'cuppa' he demanded 12 autographed photos for the staff....she gave him a grin and complied!!

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« Reply #111 on: Jan 09, 2017, 04:59 PM »
OK, I've got a good one for you..... Bela Bartok, well his corpse! In 1988 his remains were returned from the USA to hungary on the QE2, basically in a large black box that spent the voyage inside one of the shell door access-ways on 5 deck, right next to the Casino cabins, really creeped out the croupiers!!

That is quite amazing... just shows the huge respect in which QE2 was held. I wonder did he ever travel on her while alive...

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« Reply #112 on: Jan 27, 2017, 03:15 AM »
Anyone remember Arthur Negus and Lady Isobel Barnet? (Attached courtesy of Southern Evening Echo: Tuesday 21 Sep 1976)

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« Reply #113 on: Jan 27, 2017, 04:38 PM »
I wonder did he ever travel on her while alive...

Not if he died in 1945!  :)

He could have sailed on the Queen Mary or, more likely, Mauretania, Aquitania or Berengaria.

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« Reply #114 on: Feb 23, 2017, 12:53 PM »
Hi, my name is Beau Gielen and this is my story and connection with the QE2.

In 2001, Lucy Dicker my beautiful girlfriend took me to the Caulfield Cup horse races in Melbourne Australia where we live.
 
Lucy borrowed a dress from J’aton Couture a dress maker who Lucy often did modeling with and asked me if I would like to go to the races…

We arrived at Caulfield Racecourse and it wasn't long until Lucy grabbed a lot of attention that I was definitely not used to. We had a Camera Crew asking if we could pretend that we where looking at the race guide booklet. And Photographers wanting to take photos.
This was all new to me and I was really taken back by the attention in my beautiful girlfriend Lucy Dicker.
 
Lucy entered fashions on the field that day for fun and I remember Steve Visard and Lillian Frank were two of the three judges….
I was cheering on Lucy..shouting out “Number 21” “Number 21” and enjoying my Beverage.
 
Lucy made it to the finals. She really looked amazing on stage and stood out among the rest… I believe it was Suzie Wilkes from channel 9 that announced that Number 21 was the winner! I couldn’t believe it..next thing I’m in this marquee with many celebrities and models.
 
I asked Lucy a question “What did you Win?” She said a trip on the QE2 around America and lots of gifts and vouchers from Chadstone.  In shock I asked her “Can I come along on the trip?” lol….she said “Of course Silly”. I thought i was dreaming…I’d never been overseas before or travelled on a a oceanliner….This was like the movie the Titanic!! winning a hand of Poker!
 
In January 2002 we were flown over to LA then to New York where we boarded the QE2 on the 10th of January.
Cunard decided to upgrade us to First Class, Deck 1 and Dine in the Queens Grill…we had a huge room with a oval window and our own Stewart /Butler!
 
The QE2, was the first ship in Port after September 11, and a Aircraft Carrier ported right next to her for security.
 
As we were sailing out of the Hudson river we went past Ground 0 where floodlights lit up the site where teams were working through the night cleaning up the destruction…
 
We and other passengers stood on the deck near the Bridge of the ship and sang “amazing grace” whilst a wreath was thrown into the river as passing.
 
On the third night…I proposed to Lucy to be my wife whilst a violinist was playing Vavaldi. The Trip was amazing, we went to Florida, Colombia, through Panama Canal, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, and LA. 14 nights 15 days.
 
We met some amazing people..like Frank McCourt who wrote Angela’s Ashes… Herman's Hermits were also on the ship.
 
Some of the memories we had of this trip were priceless to Lucy and myself….It was a dream come true and the start of our lives as a family. 
Lucy was one of the Faces of Caulfield races and a judge of the fashions in the following years after the trip…we experienced all the amazing marquees and met lots of amazing people.

14 years Later after Lucy’s win we thought we would head to Flemington and enter our boys in fashions on the field…where they both got to the Finals and our cheeky one Tommy Gielen won!.....As you can imagine Lucy and I were in Shock again and very emotional….what amazing luck we have had and we are truly grateful.

I will have to post some photos of Lucy when she won the Trip on the QE2...I have 7 hours of video I took of our experience and have extracted some great photos to share.

Anyway thanks for letting me share my story!

Beau
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« Reply #115 on: Feb 23, 2017, 09:42 PM »
On the third night…I proposed to Lucy to be my wife whilst a violinist was playing Vavaldi. The Trip was amazing, we went to Florida, Colombia, through Panama Canal, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, and LA. 14 nights 15 days.
 
We met some amazing people..like Frank McCourt who wrote Angela’s Ashes… Herman's Hermits were also on the ship.

Beau, I must admit it was I who moved the second of your two identical posts here, as I thought it would add to our stories of famous / well known / celebrity passengers on board QE2.

You were, of course, celebrities yourselves in your own right during this cruise, and it is wonderful to hear how beautifully you were treated on board.

But then, you also met other famous people, whom you mention. Maybe you have some special memories of these people, which you would like to share with us?

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Re: Famous/Well Known/Celebrity QE2 Passengers
« Reply #116 on: Feb 24, 2017, 02:50 PM »
Hi Beau -

Thank you for your wonderful story about Lucy and your voyage on QE2.  What a marvelous experience.  Please tell us more and share any photos that you may have.

June   :)
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Re: Famous/Well Known/Celebrity QE2 Passengers
« Reply #117 on: May 23, 2017, 08:38 PM »
Attached is a photo of Larry Hagman on the QE2.

Who is he with, and what room is he in?!

This comes from the Rupert Ballantyne collection, and is copyrighted.
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Re: Famous/Well Known/Celebrity QE2 Passengers
« Reply #118 on: May 24, 2017, 04:50 PM »
Attached is a photo of Larry Hagman on the QE2.

Who is he with, and what room is he in?!

This comes from the Rupert Ballantyne collection, and is copyrighted.

Rupert lives about 3 miles from me and i see him occasionally. He was 'Front of House Manager' for his local dramatic society's Christmas production once and wore his old Cunard Hotel Officer's Uniform just to add a bit of class!

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Re: Famous/Well Known/Celebrity QE2 Passengers
« Reply #119 on: Jun 01, 2017, 09:35 PM »
Remembering Roy Barraclough who sadly died today.

I met him on board QE2 in October 1995 as we departed Southampton on a cruise to the Mediterranean. The cast of Coronation Street were on board filming a special episode.

At sailaway Roy appeared to be on his own and I approached him for a chat. He was a very pleasant gentleman and he explained what they were doing on this cruise. I shared with him that I loved his comic performances (Cissie Braithwaite & Ada Sidebottom) with Les Dawson and that I had attended the BBC Televsion Centre to watch a recording of the show. Classic comedy!

Throughout the voyage, even as they were filming, Roy always passed the time of day and his company was enjoyed by all the passengers. On the last evening of the voyage the production team bought all passengers a drink and the cast mingled.

Special times.
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