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Lottery win pair to help Waverley keep sailing
« on: Nov 11, 2011, 01:06 PM »
Lots of stories in the news about this today

Quote from: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport-environment/lottery-jackpot-winners-pledge-to-keep-waverley-at-full-steam-1.1134310
TWO EuroMillions lottery winners from Ayrshire have pledged to help keep the Waverley paddle steamer afloat for another season by plugging any shortfall in its public funding campaign. Chris and Colin Weir, who won a £161 million EuroMillions jackpot ...

http://www.largsandmillportnews.com/news/largs/articles/2011/11/10/419532-full-steam-ahead--weirs-to-save-waverley/

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3925314/Lottery-pair-keep-steamer-afloat.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-15678523


Well done them!  I have to say I hoped they would do this when I heard they'd won - the Waverley is important to Largs, and they love Largs!
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Re: Lottery win pair to help Waverley keep sailing
« Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2011, 06:15 PM »
What a FANTASTIC gesture by this lucky couple. I have sailed down the Clyde from Greenock to the Ailsa Craig years ago and love Largs.

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Re: Lottery win pair to help Waverley keep sailing
« Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2011, 07:50 PM »
 Absolutely brilliant, she needs all the help she can get, well done those people,

  She was up against it this day     http://www.videosurf.com/video/ps-waverley-in-st-ives-bay-1994-79035643http:// , bear with it ..

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Re: Lottery win pair to help Waverley keep sailing
« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2011, 08:56 PM »
I think that this video was taken at the beginning of June in 1994 when she and Balmoral were both scheduled to be participants at the D Day 50th Anniversary Review by the Queen along with lesser vessels such as the Kristina Regina, HMS Illustrious, USS George Washington, the fantastic SS Jeremiah O'Brien, Canberra, Vistaford and another Scottish built vessel which I believe was called Queen Elizabeth 2.

A fantastic day to be on board with beautiful weather in marked contrast to her transit to the Solent. Very expensive in film though!