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Online Lynda Bradford

Happy Birthday QE2 46 on 20 September 2013
« on: Sep 20, 2013, 10:52 AM »
Please join us in wishing QE2 a Happy Birthday!  :)

It has been 46 years since she was launched and since then she has become an international icon.  This year more than ever it is important to remember this famous and much loved ship. 

Happy Birthday QE2
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2013, 08:21 AM by Lynda Bradford »
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Happy Birthday QE2 46 on 20 September 2013
« Reply #1 on: Sep 20, 2013, 10:59 AM »
To a Clydebuilt1967 from a Clydebuilt1971!!  ;)

Happy Birthday Old Girl! May your future be a bright one.....

Heres a copy of your party invitation poster from all those years ago (courtesy of Paul Strathdee)
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2013, 08:20 AM by Lynda Bradford »

Offline riskygizmo

Re: Happy Birthday QE2 46 on 20 September 2013
« Reply #2 on: Sep 20, 2013, 05:44 PM »
A Happy Birthday to the 'Old Girl' from this old bloke. And here's hoping tomorrow brings some spectacular design proposals for Her 'New Life'.
« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2013, 08:21 AM by Lynda Bradford »
Full Away on Passage.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Happy Birthday QE2 46 on 20 September 2013
« Reply #3 on: Sep 21, 2013, 08:39 AM »
Love the poster Gavin not only because it is advertising the launch but because of all the other information. The advert was to be onboard the PS Caledonia at the time of the launch.  "To be part of history" - in 1967 QE2 was history in the making as she was the last of the big liners to be launched in Clydebank. 

The cost of the ticket was 15 shillings or 25 shillings including lunch, which in 1967 was a lot of money.  I started work in 1965 and my first pay was 3 pounds 2 shillings and six pence, so if I had bought a ticket with lunch that would have been almost half my pay.  Having said that if I had a time machine I would gladly go back in time to 1967 and use half my pay to be there.  :)
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline Disco747

Re: Happy Birthday QE2 46 on 20 September 2013
« Reply #4 on: Sep 21, 2013, 03:05 PM »
Happy 46th Birthday, QE2 and may you have a secure and prosperous future!

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Happy Birthday QE2 46 on 20 September 2013
« Reply #5 on: Sep 23, 2013, 08:39 AM »
Love the poster Gavin not only because it is advertising the launch but because of all the other information. The advert was to be onboard the PS Caledonia at the time of the launch.  "To be part of history" - in 1967 QE2 was history in the making as she was the last of the big liners to be launched in Clydebank. 

The cost of the ticket was 15 shillings or 25 shillings including lunch, which in 1967 was a lot of money.  I started work in 1965 and my first pay was 3 pounds 2 shillings and six pence, so if I had bought a ticket with lunch that would have been almost half my pay.  Having said that if I had a time machine I would gladly go back in time to 1967 and use half my pay to be there.  :)

Hi Lynda,

I would gladly go back in time for two reasons: 1  to attend the launch and 2 a sail on ps Caledonia. Problem being I might not ever want to come back to present day! (A wee jaunt back to the 50s may be in order also)

G