Poll

what are your 3 favourite "Afternoon Tea" photos

More tea Vicar
5 (6.2%)
Ready for Tea?
2 (2.5%)
Final voyage afternoon tea
6 (7.4%)
Sun deck afternoon tea
8 (9.9%)
Final voyage afternoon tea 2008
4 (4.9%)
Cakes and doilies
13 (16%)
Ready for afternoon tea
7 (8.6%)
Reviewing afternooon tea
0 (0%)
Looking forward to afternoon tea onboard QE2 2004
4 (4.9%)
Afternoon team onboard QE2 Around Britain 2004
1 (1.2%)
Harpist at afternoon tea on QE2
5 (6.2%)
Farewell tea party on QE2 2008
3 (3.7%)
Afternoon Tea QE2 Sept 2008
3 (3.7%)
Afternoon Tea Al fresco
8 (9.9%)
Whats your choice
4 (4.9%)
The scene is set
8 (9.9%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Author Topic: 2015 Archive - Poll for the April Photo of the month competition "Afternoon Tea"  (Read 5344 times)

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Photo of the month competition - instructions on how to vote for your favourite photo

Thank-you to everyone who submitted photos for the April Photo Competition "Afternoon Tea"  and thank-you to  BobC, the joint winner of the January competition for choosing this interesting theme.   

Each member has 3 votes (but please do not vote for your own photo). Voting is open to all members regardless of whether or not you submitted a photo.  Please choose up to three photos you want to vote for, note photo details, then tick the relevant boxes on the voting poll.

To make it easier for you we have posted the photos below but you can also view the photos submitted by members in the Gallery.   You will probably get a better view of the photos in the Gallery where you can see them all at once, in thumbnail form and you can then click on the pictures shown, and click again, to see them in large size.

Click on the Gallery button from the forum or click on this link:
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=113

You will not see the results until after the voting has closed on 1 June 2014 giving other time zones the chance to catch up with the voting deadline. 

The prize for the winner will be Chris Frame's new soft cover Queen Victoria book

« Last Edit: May 01, 2014, 06:45 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Poll for the April Photo of the month competition
« Reply #1 on: Apr 29, 2014, 07:57 PM »
More tea Vicar!


Ready for Tea?


Final voyage afternoon tea


Sun deck afternoon tea


Final voyage afternoon tea 2008


Cakes and doilies


Ready for afternoon tea

Reviewing afternoon tea


Looking forward to afternoon tea onboard QE2 2004


Afternoon team onboard QE2 Around Britain 2004


Harpist at afternoon tea on QE2 2008


Farewell tea party on QE2 2008


Afternoon Tea QE2 Sept 2008


Afternoon Tea Al fresco


Whats your choice


The scene is set


« Last Edit: Apr 30, 2014, 03:21 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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The poll for the April Photo Competition is now ready for you to enjoy the "Afternoon Tea" selection and vote!   :)
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Online Lynda Bradford

Hope you have enjoyed the memories of afternoon tea onboard QE2 when you voted for your favourite photos  :)
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Calling all voters!
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 10:37 PM »
No, I am not writing about the European Parliament elections over the next few days (although I would implore everyone with a vote to use it and to vote in reasonable politicians -- please!!   :-*) ...

No, in this instance, we need voters for the poll above.

Only 8 votes so far -- out of so many members here, all of whom love the QE2. Do just one thing every month -- have a look at the photos and tick three boxes for her... please...  :-*
« Last Edit: May 21, 2014, 07:10 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Thanks Isabelle for your call for votes for the photo competition and here's hoping for more voters   :)
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Offline Stowaway2k

Can a nice unmissable link to the vote be pinned on to the home page?

Online Lynda Bradford

Thanks Kyle it is always good to hear suggestions. 

We have a rolling newsfeed at the top the index page for voting submitting photos and the latest newsletter.  If anyone cannot see this check to see if you see a "Hello (your name) if not you need to click on the right hand corner.  Where you see "News" there is also a little plus or minus sign at the right hand side of this block.  If you cannot see a rolling newsfeed click on the + button. 

Following on from Kyle's suggestion we will think if there is any way of making this stand out more if there is a system option. 

Do you think we should also add something on the front page?
http://www.theqe2story.com

Any suggestions to making the voting for the competition more prominent are welcome  :)
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I've just voted.  A delightful trip down memory lane!

My favourite afternoon teas, were just after boarding, when you could head straight up to the Queens Room and immerse yourself in QE2 relaxation, while others were still finding their way around or unpacking.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

My favourite afternoon teas, were just after boarding, when you could head straight up to the Queens Room and immerse yourself in QE2 relaxation, while others were still finding their way around or unpacking.

Yes, I used to love that too. Embarkation Day Afternoon Tea for us was a "must" and always a special occasion. I remember my very first one, when I was even allowed a visitor (who had driven us to Southampton and enjoyed his couple of hours on board with us), and another occasion when I disembarked and my sister Pia embarked, and the two of us were able to join our Mum for afternoon tea until I had to leave and waved them off. Happy memories...

Thank you for the votes, by the way! We do still need some more though... enjoy the pictures as you decide :) .

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I have just now voted, and my, what a difficult choice.  How I wish we could all be aboard our beloved QE2 for afternoon tea !   :)
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Have cast my votes even though we photographers never had the opportunity to join in. We did get afternoon tea though when we were at sea and our photo shop was open.

Opposite our little photo kiosk on upper deck, port side, between double room and casino, there was a galley where teas and cakes were laid up ready to be served. It was run by two Maltese men one of whom was called Joe, they would bring us tea and cakes and generally look after us. Naturally money changed hands in return for this hospitality but it was well worth it.
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Thank you, Alan, for sharing your memories with us.  It sounds wonderful ! 
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Thank you, Alan, for sharing your memories with us.  It sounds wonderful !

I second that. It's a shame the photographers didn't have the oppourtunity to join in Alan.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Looking at these photographs, it is so interesting to see the various styles of crockery there. For instance "Sun Deck Afternoon Tea" and "Afternoon Tea al fresco" have a very superior looking Cunard design, "Final Voyage Afternoon Tea" a very plain looking cup (had the normal ones all been stolen already?), while "Ready for Tea" and "The Scene is Set" have the usual Lido crockery that I remember best.

I wonder is this a question of time (different tea cups used in different years) or class (different tea cups in the Queen's Room, the Lido and the Queen's Grill Lounge)?

By the way, there are still a few hours left for your vote, if not already done :) .

Offline Cabin 2066

Isabelle:
When I read this entry, I was curious as well. As a veteran voyager on QE2(from the maiden eastbound sailing in May '69 to the final UK to Dubai voyage in 2008 - with everything in between - I had to check my files for answers.
Here's what I found.
In looking through all of the pictures in my files taken by the ship's photographers(and which I dated for each voyage-Date/month/year), I can say that from 1969 to at least 1987, the crockery used for afternoon tea was of the "snowflake" variety(the description of such found elsewhere in this forum). It was used in the Queens Room and the Grill and an enlarged version(more squared) on deck, as least where I took the tea.
After the '87 refit, my pictures indicate that the "snowflake" version was still being used in the Queens Grill Lounge, but not on deck or in the Queens Room - a plainer white cup and saucer was the norm, as well on deck. In 1994, the pictures show that "snowflake" only in the QG lounge, with either plain white or banded "Cunard" crockery used in other places, including the Lido, the Grand Lounge(always the Double Room to me!) and on deck. On the times I was on board between 2004 and "07, the pictures indicated that the "Cunard" crockery was nearly universal except in the QG lounge where "snowflake" still reigned. I remember, on a TA in 2006, remarking to a gentleman at the next table(who later I learned was a member of the Lords) that I could remember using this pattern of cup while first crossing in '69 remarked to me that "some things should never change and summonded our waiter to inquire how much of the crockery remained. Our waiter responded, with a great sense of pluck, "enough for several years".

 

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