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Offline Jane Crosthwaite

I see there are quite a few build images on the forum already so perhaps nothing too unusual here but posting anyway. 
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Offline Jane Crosthwaite

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2014, 08:05 PM »
Second batch.

Offline Jane Crosthwaite

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2014, 08:09 PM »
Final batch

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Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #3 on: Oct 22, 2014, 08:20 PM »
Jane - wow!!  Those are absolutely, truly fantastic!  They look like they were taken yesterday too!  For me the very typical west of Scotland weather makes them even more real.  To see the funnel being lifted aboard is fantastic.

Based on our Construction Timeline topic - https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,652.0.html - your photos are from April 1968, when the parts of the funnel were being fitted.
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 22, 2014, 09:31 PM »
Well done Jane, these are superb.

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Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #5 on: Oct 22, 2014, 09:35 PM »
Hi Jane -

Thank you very much for posting these photos.  They are absolutely awesome !!

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Offline cunardqueen

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #6 on: Oct 22, 2014, 09:44 PM »
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I see there are quite a few build images on the forum already 
And all very nice they are....



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  so perhaps nothing too unusual here but posting anyway.   
Nothing too unusual, that must be the understatement of the year !!!
AMAZING and thanks so much for sharing... :)
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #7 on: Oct 22, 2014, 10:23 PM »
Brilliant Jane, absolutely brilliant!

To see 'that funnel' being created is truly fantastic. Thank you so much.
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #8 on: Oct 22, 2014, 10:49 PM »
Thanks for posting these very special photos Jane.  These photos mean a lot to me not just because they are photos of the QE2 but also because the photos capture the workers onboard the ship. 
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #9 on: Oct 23, 2014, 09:38 AM »
Oh Jane - Huge thanks to you!

These are absolutely superb photos, and as Lynda mentions, they are made even better because your Dad took such great care in taking them with QE2's builders in the pictures too.
I love the fact that the stern flagpole was put in so early!
The views of the river with all the teak decking in the foreground are wonderful too.
It must have been extremely hard work in pretty grim conditions -
Well Done to your father then - and a strong wish that we could send him our thanks and to those men on the Clyde.

Rosie

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Offline pete cain

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #10 on: Oct 23, 2014, 10:20 AM »
Jane , can only add my thanks to the rest, 5 star history,

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from April 1968(?)
« Reply #11 on: Oct 23, 2014, 12:29 PM »
Jane - these are amazing!

Thanks for posting them - another insight into 60s Clyde Shipbuilding!

Gav

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Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from around April 1968
« Reply #12 on: Oct 23, 2014, 08:37 PM »
Yes fantastic photos.

Offline Jack Lester

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from around April 1968
« Reply #13 on: Aug 03, 2015, 07:45 PM »
How good to see Ron Bateson's name .brings back memories of so many quality engineers on building team, sea trials and in service .because of people like him ,QE2 was so successful
Jack lester

Offline David MacPherson

Re: Build photos taken by Ron Bateson from around April 1968
« Reply #14 on: Aug 05, 2015, 08:23 PM »
Awesome pics

 

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