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Offline Andy Holloway

Re: Does anybody know what this is?
« Reply #100 on: Aug 11, 2019, 06:49 PM »
Yes i know that it's a clock, but what sort of clock is/was it?

Forgot about this post!

It's a pulse clock and was given to me by a passenger on QE2 during a trannie.

For those to whom a pulse clock is an item of wonderment, it's a clock, one of many, many onboard a ship, that are all linked to a central clock and operate on a regular 'pulse', hence the name.
I can't remember which Cunard ship the passenger said it came from but think it was one of the old Queens, but can't find the piece of paper he gave me with it that had the story of it on.

It had already been fitted with more modern battery mechanism.

We have it in our bathroom and it looks fantastic and a lovely memory of Cunard/QE2 and the very kind passenger, who i never saw again sadly.
 

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #101 on: Oct 03, 2019, 01:08 PM »
 Crystallised ginger. Always the last thing I had at the end of a wonderful QE2 dinner.

I am eating some right now :) .

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #102 on: Oct 03, 2019, 04:17 PM »
Crystallised ginger. Always the last thing I had at the end of a wonderful QE2 dinner.

I am eating some right now :) .

When i first joined QE2 i was introduced to a lovely American passenger by the off going Ch Security Officer, afterwards he said; "I hope you like crystallised ginger!"

Every time this lady was sailing afterwards i would go into my office in the morning and there on my desk, was a serviette with several pieces of crystallised ginger in! It transpires that a couple of Security Officer's before me the incumbent had said to her that he liked ginger, but was unable to get any. So she took it into her power to provide it for him from the bowls outside the Restaurants. Unfortunately it is not something i like but i was too polite to say it to her!!! At least my wife always liked it in my cabin if the weather got a bit rough!

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #103 on: Oct 03, 2019, 11:29 PM »
These have been hanging on the bedroom door handles at home for 7 years now - for some weird reason they just don't work like they did on the ship!


Also discovered this photo of a mug - it might explain a family connection I have.

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Likewise, I have one of the door signs hanging off my flat's central heating thermostat that happens to be right outside my bedroom (right below the forum's calendar for this year by coincidence). Dad found the sign again a few months ago and gave it to me as I have most of our QE2 items for safekeeping and archiving (menus, signed ship's guide, Captain's Secretary letter etc etc).
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #105 on: Oct 14, 2019, 10:42 AM »
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« Reply #106 on: Oct 14, 2019, 03:37 PM »
Fantastic... Dubai should invest in some of these...


Absolutely. They'd fit in perfectly in the Queens Room.
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #107 on: Jan 18, 2020, 08:45 PM »
These trumpet style pillars at a hotel I recently stayed at reminded me of QE2. Not exactly the same design but I have to say the shape did make me think back to the Queens Room or Midships Lobby.



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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #108 on: Jan 20, 2020, 09:23 AM »
The smell of a wet carpet always transports me back!

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #109 on: Jan 02, 2022, 03:12 PM »
Today I'm going through my email inbox for the new year.  I'm doing quite well, and came across this email from a friend in May 2019.

he writes...

"Hi. I’m on the Nieuw Statendam a pinnacle class ship that the expected new Cunarder “Queen Anne” or whatever... there are a few of these lovely staircases that perhaps only you would understand why I would get a thrill out of using."

His photo is attached.  I see his point... has anyone been on board Nieuw Statendam and enjoyed this staircase?
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #110 on: Mar 14, 2022, 06:48 PM »
Yesterday we had a wee day oot, and headed through to the Firth of Forth.  It usually sunnier if you head East...

We had a lovely day exploring along the coast, and got some brekkie in South Queensferry as part of it.

Everything is identical to when QE2 used to visit, and the feeling is totally profound - I feel like if I look up, she'll be sitting there.  There was a tanker near her usual spot too, which helped the illusion when its white superstructure caught my eye.

When she used to visit, I used to go and spend hours there, alone, just watching her, and watching the people going to and from her, and wondering if I'd ever step aboard again.  I'll never visit that place without thinking of her.

Some pics attached.  Also looked like at least two of the Fred Olsen fleet are still tied up at Rosyth, which I was surprised to see.
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #111 on: Mar 14, 2022, 06:53 PM »
Great reminders, Rob! Thank you for the photos.

Reminds me also that, one night a while back, I was actually on a train (Caledonia Sleeper in its previous incarnation) speeding across that bridge, to my enormous surprise and pleasure.

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #112 on: Mar 14, 2022, 08:32 PM »
South Queensferry is just 9 miles from where I live and we sometimes have lunch or dinner at the Orocco Pier or just enjoy walking and enjoying the view.  Of course the view was best when the QE2 was anchored near the rail bridge.
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #113 on: Sep 22, 2022, 08:49 PM »
I stopped for a cup of coffee in a lovely hotel this afternoon and was reminded of QE2.

As I had entered through a back gate, I met quite a number of staff before reaching the lounge to which I was headed. Each of the staff members I met (whom I did not know) greeted me, and one of them escorted me so that I could not lose my way. And when I sat down in the lounge and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, a couple of staff came in and greeted me, because admirably they remembered that I had been there for lunch with a friend recently. This kind of service is very rare, and really takes me straight back to QE2, where this level of courtesy was normal every day.

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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #114 on: Jan 22, 2023, 03:20 AM »
Today it was these column pillars at the Sydney Opera House. Not as stylish as QE2 but the shape reminded me of the Midships Lobby / Queens Room. The Opera House is of a similar vintage to QE2 celebrating its 50th anniversary at the moment.
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #115 on: Jan 22, 2023, 11:41 AM »
Today it was these column pillars at the Sydney Opera House. Not as stylish as QE2 but the shape reminded me of the Midships Lobby / Queens Room. The Opera House is of a similar vintage to QE2 celebrating its 50th anniversary at the moment.

That's a good one.  60s things like that make me think of QE2 all the time, more than anything else.
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #116 on: Jan 23, 2023, 12:53 AM »
Remarkably all these years later people on my recent Queen Elizabeth cruise were confused as to which ship they were on - many referring to the ship as QE2!
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Re: Something that's a reminder of QE2...?
« Reply #117 on: Jan 24, 2023, 12:54 PM »
I'm reminded every time I open a bottle of wine! :D

 

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