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Following a similar pattern to previous years.

Friday evening 7:30pm - drinks, bar meals and a blether at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow which is almost opposite where Waverley is docked.
Alternate local accommodation These are both a short walk from the Crowne Plaza, and the Waverley for Saturday morning.


Saturday - meet at 9:00am at front of Crown Plaza - all day on the Waverley, including sailing past the John Browns Shipyard and the Titan crane, and on to Greenock, Helensburgh, Rothesay and Tighnabruaich through the Kyles of Bute.

Everyone is responsible for booking the Waverley themselves. 

This day timed to coincide with some of our Paddle Steamer Preservation Society Waverley friends being on board.

Followed by final late drinks at the Crowne Plaza's bar for anyone that wishes



Other suggestions for Friday or Sunday - Titan Crane Clydebank or Riverside Transport Museum



Roll Call

* Rob Lightbody (Friday & Saturday) - Waverley Booked
* Lynda Bradford (Friday & Saturday)
* Tom Bradford (Friday & Saturday)
* Tom Kirrage (Friday & Saturday)
* Peter Kirrage (Friday & Saturday)
* Alan Connor (Friday & Saturday)
* Shona Connor (Friday & Saturday)
* John Little (Friday & Seeing us off on Saturday)
* Rosemary Little (Friday & Seeing us off on Saturday)
* Helen Strachan - (Saturday, boarding in Greenock)
* Robert Mcluckie - (Saturday, boarding in Greenock)
* Dave?
* Catherine + husband
*Rosie and Simon (Friday and Saturday)



« Last Edit: Mar 21, 2018, 06:38 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Offline Tom Kirrage

Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #1 on: Mar 09, 2013, 06:02 PM »
Hello ROB

Superb. I was wondering if the dates weren't going to come at all.

I have sent copies of my project off the CUNARD president and off the last Captain of QE2, Ian McNaught.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
What is the name of the place/hotel where we will have drinks on the friday and do you know if i need to book the Waverley separately or is that being done by you.

Tom

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Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2013, 01:13 PM »
Hello ROB
.......
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
What is the name of the place/hotel where we will have drinks on the friday and do you know if i need to book the Waverley separately or is that being done by you.

Tom

Please refer to the first post of this topic for full details!

Tom and I will be there and looking forward to meeting up with everyone.  I just love the trip down the Clyde on the Waverley, which is just magic!
« Last Edit: Apr 27, 2013, 12:07 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Offline Tom Kirrage

Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2013, 04:44 PM »
Hi Lynda

Oh, thanks very much for giving me the information about the weekend.
On the Friday night, is it a formal evening? and What is the best way to get in contact with the Waverley.

Oral Presentation Exam is on Wednesday 20/03/13.

Tom


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« Reply #4 on: Mar 10, 2013, 05:49 PM »
What a shame I won't be able to join you all that weekend. I will be home at the end of June so may do a Waverley trip then with some family and friends so I don't miss out completely  :)

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Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #5 on: Mar 10, 2013, 07:42 PM »
What a shame I won't be able to join you all that weekend. I will be home at the end of June so may do a Waverley trip then with some family and friends so I don't miss out completely  :)

Sorry Alistair!  Remind me nearer the time and I'll try to meet you for a beer anyway!
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Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 2013, 01:54 PM »
I've updated the first post with more details.

Please let us know if (a) you're thinking of coming (b) you're definitely coming and (c) when you've booked accommodation/Waverley.  We'll add this to the roll call at the top.

Thanks!
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Offline Tom Kirrage

Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #7 on: Mar 18, 2013, 01:38 PM »
Hello there.

Just letting you know that I will be coming for sure and my mother Caroline will be coming with me.
For both days what is the dress code.

Tom

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 18, 2013, 03:58 PM »
Tom, thanks for giving us an update.  I have added your Mum's name to the list. 

On the Friday evening everyone dresses fairly casual or smart casual. 

For the trip on the Waverley dress is casual but you would be advised to pack some layers of clothing including some waterproofs (not that we would expect inclement weather in Scotland)
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 18, 2013, 04:49 PM »
Hi Lynda

Thanks for letting me know. Now we know what we need to bring.

What is the current state of the QE2 at the moment?

Tom

Offline Twynkle

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« Reply #10 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:24 PM »
GOOD LUCK FOR WEDNESDAY TOM!! :)
Hope it goes really well - QE2 should be a big help too!
All the very best,
Rosie

PS -Warm clothes for Waverley -
and like last year, it could be quite wet!
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Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #11 on: Mar 18, 2013, 07:49 PM »
Hello all, we'll be there for both hotel and the Waverley.

We will get booked up this week.

Looking forward to seeing you all. ;)

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« Reply #12 on: Mar 18, 2013, 08:00 PM »

Hello all, we'll be there for both hotel and the Waverley.

We will get booked up this week.

Looking forward to seeing you all. ;)

Thanks Alan and Shona for letting us know that you will be coming along to the Clyde Week-end. Looking forward to seeing you again.  I have added your name to the list. 
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Offline Clyde Paddler

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« Reply #13 on: Mar 29, 2013, 05:54 PM »
I shall definitely be there.  I'm up for my timeshare week so already have accommodation, and I'm a Life Commodore on the Waverley, so no need to book.  I shall probably join at Greenock...   :)
HELEN
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 29, 2013, 09:11 PM »
I will be there on the Saturday. Either joining the Waverley at the start in Glasgow or maybe Helensburgh. Looking forward to it.
Robert

Offline Graham Taylor

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« Reply #15 on: Apr 19, 2013, 02:01 PM »
Hi all

I'm hoping to make the trip up from London for these dates, staying at the Crowne, if work commitments allow. Haven't been back to Glasgow since my Uni days at Ross Hall hotel school so would be quite an emotional homecoming and would be nice to meet up.

So please count me in as a probable!
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Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #16 on: Apr 19, 2013, 03:35 PM »
Would anyone be interested in a Friday or Sunday titan crane trip?
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Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #17 on: Apr 19, 2013, 04:40 PM »
Hi all

I'm hoping to make the trip up from London for these dates, staying at the Crowne, if work commitments allow. Haven't been back to Glasgow since my Uni days at Ross Hall hotel school so would be quite an emotional homecoming and would be nice to meet up.

So please count me in as a probable!

That's great Graham, looking forward to meeting you!

Have you been on the Waverley before?
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Offline Graham Taylor

Re: The QE2 Story - July 26th & 27th - Clyde Weekend
« Reply #18 on: Apr 19, 2013, 09:31 PM »
Yes Rob, back in '76 or '77. Was either a trip down the Thames to Southend or it was down in Torbay. Either way a heck of a long time ago.

I wouldn't mind a trip out to see the Titan crane.
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Offline David Templar

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« Reply #19 on: Apr 22, 2013, 05:39 AM »
hi all i had such a great time last year meeting you all, i hope i can make iot again this year, i did fb ypou rob but never had a reply. a great shame myles cannot make it. i am actually doing a cruise on " QUEST OF ADVENTURE" on 15th may from portland to greenock arriving on 17th may if you are arround would be nice to see you again. i am staying at hilton in glasgow for 2 nights, sadly cannot see any waveley trips at that time. work has been good the last 2 months but site ends nmext week so no idea about work in july at the moment but hopefully i can come, will let you know later on.
alll the best
dave