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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #100 on: Nov 14, 2014, 02:43 PM »
Yes, Bruce, it would indeed make a nice photo in the press and for our puzzle page.
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« Reply #101 on: Nov 14, 2014, 05:08 PM »
Ok - so am I to hold fire on making any despatch arrangements until someone has had an answer from Captain McN about this?
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #102 on: Nov 14, 2014, 06:43 PM »
Perhaps we should.   :)
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« Reply #103 on: Nov 15, 2014, 06:02 PM »
If he's in the UK and wants to try it, I'll deliver it in person even if it's more than 2 hours from London -there would be a huge PR aspect for the forum of the artist handing over the jigsaw to a high profile former QE2 Captain to do wouldn't there?
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #104 on: Nov 16, 2014, 04:45 PM »
Has anyone contacted Capt. McNaught ?
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #105 on: Nov 16, 2014, 05:12 PM »
Hi

Yes I emailed them last night just hadn't had a chance to update you guys.
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #106 on: Nov 16, 2014, 11:23 PM »
Sue and Ian have replied to say they'd be delighted to take a shot at the jigsaw! They are busy with the 500 year celebrations for trinity house.
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« Reply #107 on: Nov 17, 2014, 10:20 AM »
Good to know that they are willing to be added to the list of "QE2 jigsaw constructors".  It would be good if they send photos as well.   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #108 on: Nov 17, 2014, 05:00 PM »
That is very good to hear that Sue and Ian McNaught have signed on to fit together QE2 'Evening at Sea'.  Will they want to do it now or wait until after The Trinity House celebrations ?   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #109 on: Nov 17, 2014, 05:28 PM »
I think maybe you should make them 2nd in line if possible?
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #110 on: Nov 17, 2014, 05:41 PM »
Thanks, Rob !

Peter M.
Ian and Sue M.
Pete C.
Isabelle P.
Alan S.
Jim B. ?
John ?
Catherine ?
Lynda B.
June
Rod ?

I think Pete C. needs to be moved down a few weeks also.  Who will take on the QE2 challenge ?
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #111 on: Nov 17, 2014, 09:50 PM »
Great news - what's the dates of this Trinity House event sequence?

In fact, if he's based at their London HQ that's less than an hour from my house...  So if everyone else is happy to wait a bit, all the pieces can fall in place ( groan! ) for a bit of forum PR here very easily.
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #112 on: Nov 17, 2014, 10:02 PM »
Sounds very good !   :)
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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #113 on: Nov 17, 2014, 11:08 PM »
Captain McNaught is Deputy Master of Trinity House.
http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/venue_hire/photo-galleries/index.html

Just for info - the building has an extremely valuable collection of maritime nautical treasures...just wondering whether they already have
or indeed, would like a QE2 jigsaw to display :)
They are rarely open to the public, however tours can be arranged and rooms are for hire at a cost.
Not so long ago I attended a family gathering at the church of All Hallows by the tower - which also has strong maritime links, this was followed by a special 'event' at Trinity House as well. 
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« Reply #114 on: Nov 17, 2014, 11:15 PM »
Handing the jigsaw over would probably be classed as a meeting rather than a public opening, though?  :)
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« Reply #115 on: Nov 18, 2014, 01:49 PM »
Captain McNaught is Deputy Master of Trinity House.
http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/venue_hire/photo-galleries/index.html

Just for info - the building has an extremely valuable collection of maritime nautical treasures...just wondering whether they already have
or indeed, would like a QE2 jigsaw to display :)
They are rarely open to the public, however tours can be arranged and rooms are for hire at a cost.
Not so long ago I attended a family gathering at the church of All Hallows by the tower - which also has strong maritime links, this was followed by a special 'event' at Trinity House as well.

Marvelous thought, Rosie !  How would we go about finding out if Trinity House have or would like a jigsaw ?  What kind would be appropritate - one that was actually on QE2 ?, a new one of QE2 ? or a new one with QE2 and Capt. McNaught ?   :)
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« Reply #116 on: Nov 18, 2014, 05:05 PM »
Why not offer a jigsaw puzzle to Captain McNaught which had already travelled with him on board QE2?
They still come up on eBay fairly often, don't they?

What about this?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Tower-Press-Cunard-Queen-Elizabeth-2-500-piece-jigsaw-/121489452731?pt=UK_Toys_Rubiks_RL&hash=item1c4955eebb
We can't be certain of its provenance, however it needs to be an 'old one' - as there's less doubt that it was carried on the ship!
I'll add more here when there's more to report
In the meantime if anyone else is thinking of bidding for this - please can you tip me the wink!


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Re: QE2 Story Jigsaw "Evening at Sea" by Peter Mugridge
« Reply #117 on: Nov 18, 2014, 05:14 PM »
Hi Rosie -

Thank you for your e-mail and information and link to the jigsaw.  That one is just like one of the QE2 Story jigsaws currently in circulation, and it was copyright by Cunard in 1967.  I think jdl may be working on this one right now to verify the copyright date.  Please let us know of others you come across.  As far as you know, is anyone in possession of a QE2 jigsaw that was fit together on QE2 ?

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« Reply #118 on: Nov 21, 2014, 03:24 PM »
Hi Peter - Do you know yet when you will be able to hand off QE2 Jigsaw 'Evening at Sea' to Captain McNaught ?  Pictures for our page here would definitely be in order if it can be arranged.

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« Reply #119 on: Nov 21, 2014, 06:16 PM »
As soon as the Captain gets in touch ( if Rob hasn't yet passed my e-address on to Captain McNaught he is free to do so ) I will sort out a convenient date for a handover with him as soon as possible.  :)
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